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U.S. Senate passes bill to avoid default, reopen government
October 17, 2013 / 12:18 AM / in 4 years

U.S. Senate passes bill to avoid default, reopen government

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate, racing to avert a government default, on Wednesday passed legislation raising the Treasury Department’s borrowing authority and sent the measure to the House of Representatives for final passage.

The legislation also would end a partial government shutdown by providing new funds for federal agencies that have been closed since Oct. 1.

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