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Senate Approves First Spending Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

The upper chamber approved the first spending bill on Thursday to avert another government shutdown, sending it to the president's desk for approval.

Dec. 19 (UPI) — The Senate on Thursday passed the first of two spending deals that need approval by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.

The chamber voted 71-23 to pass the first package of funding of about $534.4 billion. It comes two days after the House passed a pair of packages totaling $1.4 trillion.

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