>> The Senate taking a step back from a potential government shut down Wednesday. With just two days before a September 30th deadline, Senators voting overwhelmingly to approve a bill funding the federal government until after the 2016 elections. It's the same bill that failed in the Senate a day earlier.
Rejected by Democrats because it left out funding to help the city of Flint, Michigan, after bureaucratic failures left its drinking water contaminated with lead. But late Tuesday House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Polosi struck a deal on a $170 million aid package for Flint. The agreement clearing the way for the house and senate to keep federal money flowing for everything else in the federal budget, at least until December 8th.
The spending bill also provides $1 billion to fight the Zika virus, and $500 million to help Louisiana recover from devastating floods.