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House approves funding bill to avert government shutdown

(L-R) U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY), Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. House Speaker John Boehne
(L-R) U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY), Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. House Speaker John Boehne

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a Senate-passed bill to avert a government shutdown next week that also provides the military and some domestic agencies more flexibility in dealing with $85 billion in automatic spending cuts.

The stop-gap measure, which funds government agencies and discretionary programs through the September 30 end of the current fiscal year, won approval in a 318-109 vote, and now moves to President Barack Obama's Desk to be signed into law. New spending legislation was needed by March 27 to avoid a broad government shutdown.

(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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