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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:31 PM

House approves two-week spending measure to avert shutdown

The House passed a two-week measure to keep the government funded and stave off a partial shutdown by unanimous consent on Thursday.

The vote essentially punts a divisive debate on funding for President Trump's border wall to the next two weeks.

The Senate is expected to pass the measure later in the day, just ahead of the Dec. 7 deadline.

Trump is demanding that Congress include at least $5 billion in funding for the wall in legislation to fund the rest of the government through the next fiscal year.

Democrats have only agreed to $1.6 billion in funding for border security, and have the ability to filibuster legislation in the Senate. The party will also take over the House majority next month.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-approves-two-week-spending-measure-to-avert-shutdown/ar-BBQAQXp?li=BBnb7Kz

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