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WASHINGTON - The US Congress, rushing to beat a Friday midnight deadline, on Thursday passed legislation funding the government through December 22.
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 December 22.
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