Senate passes bill to keep government operating
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday passed and sent to the House of Representatives a bill to fund government operations from October 1 to November 15 to avert agency shutdowns.
Republicans in the House of Representatives are considering attaching controversial items to this straight-forward emergency funding bill, such as denying funds for President Barack Obama's healthcare law for a year.
Such a move by the House could result in deadlock and put the federal government closer to a shutdown on Tuesday.
(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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