US Government Shutdown Ends After Hours As House Passes Budget Measure

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US Government Shutdown Ends After Hours As House Passes Budget Measure

A signature by Donald Trump who supports the deal will reopen government offices.

The US Congress passed a crucial federal spending bill Friday after hours of delay, sending the measure to President Donald Trump to end the nation's second government shutdown in three weeks.

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The House voted 240 to 186 in support of a bipartisan package that extends government funding until March 23 and lifts federal spending limits by nearly $300 billion over the next two years, after the Senate cleared the measure in the middle of the night.

Congress had missed a midnight deadline when a conservative senator refused to allow an early vote on the compromise bill, but now a signature by Trump, who supports the deal, will reopen government offices.

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