House passes first $67B in funding bills amid bid to bolster government spending

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House Democrats passed their first two spending bills Wednesday as the next government shutdown threat looms nine weeks away, an attempt to display unwavering “unity” among the ranks of their slim majority to bolster the party’s negotiating stance.

The more than $67 billion the bills would provide for federal agencies is a sum far higher than Democrats will be able to pass through the Senate, where the majority party will again need the support of at least 10 Republicans to fund the government. But

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