The sore loser Democrats were hoping to shut down the government but have failed.
The House approved an $81-billion disaster aid package to help California, Gulf Coast states and Puerto Rico recover from wildfires and hurricanes, along with a temporary spending bill to prevent a government shutdown as lawmakers scrambled Thursday to wrap up business before a Christmas break.
The stopgap measure would continue federal operations for a few more weeks, setting up another deadline for Jan. 19. But it would leave undone a long list of priorities that members of both parties had hoped to finish this year.
The House approved the spending bill 231-188, with a handful of Democrats joining a majority of the chamber’s Republicans. The disaster aid bill passed 251-169.