US Senate Passes $915 Billion Federal Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown


US Senate lawmakers averted a looming government shutdown on Saturday by passing a massive USD 915 billion fill to fund federal agencies through next September.

By a vote of 67-32, the Senate approved the legislation that passed the House of Representatives on Friday. It now goes to President Barack Obama for signing into law.

A wide range of government agencies, including the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency and Labor Department, faced the possibility of shutting down this weekend as their funding was exhausted without this legislation.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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