April 28, 2017 / 4:05 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. Congress approves one-week budget extension to avoid government shutdown

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WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress passed and sent to President Donald Trump legislation to pay for federal government operations through May 5 and avoid agency shutdowns that otherwise would have begun on Saturday.

The Senate approved the one-week extension of funding that the House of Representatives approved earlier on Friday. The legislation gives Congress another week to craft a deal on how approximately $1 trillion will be spent through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year. (Reporting By Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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