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Senate approves 1-week funding bill for Homeland Security

Senate OKs 1-week funding for Homeland Security, sends measure to the House
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Senate has approved a bill to ensure full funding of the Homeland Security Department for one week, sending the measure to the House just hours before the agency faces a partial shutdown.

By voice vote late Friday, the Senate backed the bill.

Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in US House

Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House hours before partial shutdown
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down.

The surprise 224-203 defeat of the legislation was a major embarrassment for House Republican leaders. Next steps were not immediately clear.

Some conservatives opposed the bill because it left out provisions to block executive actions President Barack Obama took on immigration, which Republicans have vowed to overturn.

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