WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to avert a government shutdown by extending temporary funding for another two weeks as Democrats struggle to craft a more lasting solution.
The House voted 239 to 178 to continue funding government operations on a temporary basis through Dec. 18. The Senate must also approve the measure to ensure that funding for everything from national parks to the military does not expire on Friday.
Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Sandra Maler
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