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House Votes to Fund Government Through October

• Washington Post
The House voted Friday to keep federal agencies funded through the end of October, as the end of the government's fiscal year looms and the appropriations process is nowhere near complete.

The chamber approved, with a mostly party-line vote of 217-190, a continuing resolution to keep the government running at current funding levels while Congress slogs its way through spending bills. The resolution was attached to the legislative-branch appropriations measure, the only one of the 12 bills so far that has actually emerged from House-Senate conference negotiations. The Senate must now pass the bill by Sept. 30, when the fiscal year ends.

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