Congress passes, sends to Trump bill to avoid government shutdown

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Reuters Staff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate joined the House of Representatives early on Friday in passing a $1.3 trillion government funding bill with large increases in military and non-defense programs, sending it to President Donald Trump for enacting into law.

With Trump’s anticipated signature, Washington will avoid a government shutdown at midnight on Friday when existing funds are set to expire. The Senate voted 65-32 to pass the bill.

Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Paul Tait

 

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