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UPDATE: Congress passes bill to avoid government shutdown12-7-17 6:07 PM EST

The House and Senate both passed a bill Thursday 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 bill now moves to President Donald Trump to sign, which he is expected to do within the next day. The bill buys Trump and congressional leaders more time to hammer out a longer deal.

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