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House Passes Legislation To Fund The Government

To avoid the risk of even a temporary government shutdown, the House also passed a brief stopgap measure called a continuing resolution, which, if needed, will buy the Senate time to complete all of its work, in the event that it lasts into or through the weekend.

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