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US Senate passes bill to avert govt shutdown, House votes next

Friday February 15 2019

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Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, February 14, 2019. PHOTO | ALEX WONG | GETTY IMAGES | AFP 

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WASHINGTON,

The US Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a compromise package that funds federal operations and prevents a looming government shutdown, without providing money for President Donald Trump's border wall.

The measure, which passed 83 to 16, now heads to the House of Representatives, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the chamber will vote on it later Thursday, a day before a midnight Friday deadline.

The White House said Trump intends to sign the bill into law.