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House Averts Shutdown, Passes Temporary Funding Bill

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The House approved a temporary funding bill Thursday to keep the federal government running through next Tuesday.

The bill passed by a unanimous vote, allowing House lawmakers more time to vote on another measure approved by the Senate, extending government funding through Nov. 18.

Earlier in the week, Republicans and Democrats resolved their differences over disaster funding, the main point of contention during the largely partisan dispute.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it could stretch out its disaster relief funds through to the end of the fiscal year.

A cut to an Energy Department program was dropped from the legislation and the Senate then passed a measure giving FEMA $2.65 billion in disaster relief funding.

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