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Senate passes bill to halt government shutdown risk

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Sommer Brokaw
The Senate passed a short-term funding bill Thursday to avoid a government shutdown, which will go to President Donald Trump next for his signature. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI
The Senate passed a short-term funding bill Thursday to avoid a government shutdown, which will go to President Donald Trump next for his signature. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The Senate passed a short-term funding bill Thursday amid dispute over border wall funding that delays the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21.

The Senate voted 82-15 in favor of the continuing resolution after the House already passed it, and it will go to President Donald Trump next for his signature.

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Trump is expected to sign it to prevent a government shutdown that would otherwise occur on Oct. 1 if such an appropriations bill was not enacted.

The continuing resolution delays the fight over the U.S.-Mexico border wall spending through Nov. 21, when the dispute may slowdown passage again just a week before Thanksgiving.

A day earlier the Senate blocked Trump's emergency declaration in February on the border wall funding.

After declaring the national emergency, Trump signed a spending bill in February to avert a government shutdown again.

A similar fight over border wall spending led to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which ended on Day 35 in January with Trump signing a short-term spending bill.

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