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House Passes 5-Day Spending Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

Compared to recent high-stakes government funding showdowns in the U.S. House of Representatives, Friday's House action was calm and understated. After only a few minutes of debate, the House passed a short-term, 5-day spending bill by a quick voice vote. Since the Senate passed a similar measure Thursday, the bill is expected to be quickly signed by President Barack Obama to prevent any agencies from shutting down after midnight Friday. New House Speaker Paul Ryan has reassured...

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