Congress passes bill to temporarily fund government, avert shutdown

Congress passes bill to temporarily fund government, avert shutdown

KEVIN LAMARQUE

By a vote of 235-193, the House of Representatives passed the bill and rapidly sent it to the Senate, which then approved it 81-14, sending it to President Donald Trump for signing into law.

While a Saturday shutdown of government agencies was averted, Congress and Trump will now have to come up with a deal to keep the government operating beyond Dec. 22.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by David Alexander)

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