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Senate Votes in Favor of Government Funding Bill to Avoid Shutdown

The Senate voted 72-25 on Thursday to pass a bill to keep the government funded until Dec. 16, putting Congress on a path to avert a shutdown this weekend.

The stopgap bill gives negotiators time to hammer out a full-year funding agreement after the November midterm elections.

The legislation now goes to the House, which is expected to pass it before the Friday midnight deadline to avoid a funding lapse. But Democrats may get little Republican help, as House GOP leaders are encouraging members to vote against the measure.

Read the source article at NBC News

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