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House passes bill to avoid government shutdown12-7-17 4:53 PM EST

The House passed a bill extending government funding through Dec. 22, acting to avoid a federal shutdown this weekend. The government is now funded through midnight Friday and would partially shut down Saturday without a new bill. The Senate is expected to take up the measure next. The bill buys President Donald Trump and congressional leaders more time to hammer out a longer deal.

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