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Update: House, Senate Approve Continuing Resolution

CapitolDomeThe House voted 318-109 Thursday to approve a continuing resolution that funds the government for the next six months and avoids a shutdown, the Washington Post reports.

According to Defense News, the Senate voted 73-26 Wednesday to approve that $982 billion spending bill that keeps funding the federal government past next Wednesday.

John Bennett reports the bill contains a $518.1 billion appropriations package for the Defense Department that has already moved through the House.

The Senate’s CR also includes other agency spending measures that lawmakers in both chambers have pre-conferenced over, Bennett reports.

According to The Hill newspaper, the Senate included spending packages for agriculture, homeland security, commerce, justice and science programs.

The House funded defense, military construction and veterans affairs programs, Ramsey Cox and Erik Wasson report.

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