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US Senate Approves Government Funding Through February 8 to Avert Shutdown

The Senate passed the temporary funding bill for about one-quarter of government operations.

File photo of U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo: Reuters/Leah Millis)

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Washington: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved funds for several federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, to keep them operating through February 8 without the $5 billion to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border that President Donald Trump had demanded.

By a voice vote, the Senate passed the temporary funding bill for about one-quarter of government operations, which the House of Representatives is expected to try to pass this week before a midnight Friday deadline when existing funds expire.

Source: News18