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US Senate announces stopgap measure to avert impending government shutdown

US Senate announces stopgap measure to avert impending government shutdown

Republicans and Democrats have agreed to a deal for six weeks of short-term funding, but it faces hurdles in the House.

Leaders in the United States Senate have agreed to a stopgap measure designed to prevent an imminent government shutdown over budget legislation.

The deal, hashed out between Republicans and Democrats, would keep the government open for six additional weeks. It would also earmark approximately $6bn in short-term funding for Ukraine as it fends off a Russian invasion.

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