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Congress approves stopgap spending bill to prevent federal shutdown, but Obamacare repeal stalls

Congress approves stopgap spending bill to prevent federal shutdown, but Obamacare repeal stalls

Congress approved a stopgap measure Friday to avoid a government shutdown as President Trump marks his first 100 days in office, but Republican leaders shelved a last-minute effort to also revive efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The House approved a temporary spending bill, 382 to 30, providing a weeklong extension of federal funding as negotiators continue to hash out a broader deal to keep government running through the remainder of the fiscal year.

The Senate quickly followed, ahead of Friday’s midnight deadline when funding expires.

The final deal is expected to include a boost in military spending, though smaller than what Trump wanted, and...

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