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House Approves Four-Week Stopgap Spending Bill

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The House on Tuesday voted 231-192 to pass a continuing resolution to fund government operations through Dec. 20 in order to prevent a government shutdown, Defense News reported Wednesday.

The stopgap funding bill includes a provision for a 3.1 percent salary increase for military personnel, a spending measure for the Import-Export Bank. The CR seeks to authorize the extension of three provisions under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and increase 2020 census spending.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would bring the bill to the floor provided that it does not include contentious policy provisions. “A clean CR through Dec. 20 would pass the Senate. And the White House has indicated President Trump would sign it.”

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