But the glow of the pontiff's historic visit is likely to be short-lived.
The legislation would not defund Planned Parenthood.
The vote thwarted the opening move by Republicans to avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1.
Francis lived up to his reputation as a provocative figure.
The Texas Republican wants to know how the White House vets Syrian refugees.
The 2016 candidate slammed GOP lawmakers for "surrendering at the outset" to Obama.
Democrats are using the fast-track process to send the bill directly to the Senate floor.
Sen. Robert Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.), wants the U.S. to do more to combat the country's humanitarian crisis.
The legislation would extend the Iran Sanctions Act through 2026.
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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wants to make sure the U.S. and Europe are united going forward.