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Congress approves stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown

Congress approves stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown

Congress forestalled a federal government shutdown Wednesday, but with another fiscal deadline looming, Republican leaders are opening negotiations with President Obama to prevent the next crisis.

Hours before a midnight deadline, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation to fund government offices and services through Dec. 11 — without any of the cuts to Planned Parenthood that conservatives sought.

The strong bipartisan vote, 277-151, matched a similar compromise in the Senate, which passed the bill earlier Wednesday, 78-20, with more than half of Republicans joining Democrats in voting in favor.

The White House, which had vowed to veto any bill that cut...

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