Senate Approves Spending Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON—The Senate approved a short-term spending bill hours before the government runs out of funding, sending the legislation to the White House as disagreements on border-wall funding have again stymied progress on the full-year bills.

The House first passed the stopgap measure, which keeps the government funded through Dec. 20, on Tuesday and President Trump was expected to sign it. The bill also provides for a 3.1% pay increase for military personnel, sets funding aside for conducting the decennial census and extends…

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