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Government shutdown avoided as Congress passes funding bill | USA TODAY


Republicans only got on board after Democrats removed a provision raising the debt ceiling.

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The House voted 254-175 to approve the bill that raced through both chambers in a few hours. The approval came quickly after Democrats dropped attempts to combine the measure with an increase in the amount the country can borrow.

The bill now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature.

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