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House OKs $1.2T Fiscal 2018 Spending Package

The House voted 211-198 Thursday to pass a potential $1.2 trillion spending package to fund government operations for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Thursday. The appropriations package contains four bills the House approved in July and eight new spending measures and its approval came a week after Congress passed …

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President Obama OKs 5-Day Funding Extension

President Barack Obama approved a stopgap bill before midnight Friday to head off a government shutdown and extend funding through Wednesday, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Bloomberg reports the five-day government funding extension was cleared by the Senate Thursday and approved by the House earlier Friday through voice votes. Congressional leaders …

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Spending Bill Delays Postal Service Payment to Retiree Fund

The recently passed spending package, funding the government until September, has helped prevent the U.S. Postal Services from defaulting on its multi-billion retiree health care benefits. The Postal Service now has until August to pre-fund the retirement packages to its employees, according to the Washington Post. “We are pleased that …

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