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World

US Senate votes to extend government funding to avoid shutdown

  • The measure has already passed the House of Representatives and now heads to President Donald Trump to sign into law.
Published December 21, 2020

WASHINGTON: The US Senate voted unanimously on Sunday to extend federal funding through Dec. 21 to avoid a government shutdown, giving lawmakers more time to pass a $900 billion COVID-19 aid package tied to a larger government spending bill.

The measure has already passed the House of Representatives and now heads to President Donald Trump to sign into law.

Current funding is due to expire at midnight Sunday (0500 GMT Monday).

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