“The House on Friday passed a new version of a stopgap spending bill about 30 hours after rejecting a nearly identical version of the legislation, intended to keep the government open and to provide assistance to victims of natural disasters. The vote was 219 to 203,” the New York Times says.
More: “House Republican leaders, trying to recover from a humiliating political defeat, made one change in the bill. The new version would offset more of the cost of disaster assistance by rescinding $100 million from an Energy Department program that guaranteed a loan for Solyndra, the solar equipment manufacturer that filed recently for bankruptcy protection.”
The Washington Post's take: “Washington lurched toward another potential government shutdown crisis Friday, as the House approved a Republican-authored short-term funding measure designed to keep government running through Nov. 18 that Democrats in the Senate immediately vowed to reject.”
Now the action turns to the Senate, NBC’s Frank Thorp notes. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has threatened to reject the House’s continuing resolution when it is brought up in the Senate on Friday, leaving the future of this temporary spending bill in flux.