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House Sends Trump Spending Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

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The House sent President Donald Trump an $853 billion spending bill in an effort to avert an Oct. 1 partial shutdown of the U.S. government and delay the next funding fight until after the November elections.

The bill, passed Wednesday 361 to 61, provides funding through Dec. 7 for agencies including the departments of Homeland Security, State, Commerce and Justice and science agencies.