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- The Senate approved a temporary federal spending bill 71-28 after a brief government shutdown early Friday morning.
- The deal now goes back to the House for a vote.
- It remains unclear whether the bill has enough votes to pass the House, as members of both parties have expressed concerns about it.
The Senate voted 71-28 to pass a massive two-year budget deal early Friday morning, less than two hours after the government stumbled into a temporary shutdown.
The deal would extend the current level of federal funding until March 23, allowing congressional appropriators time to craft the details of a longer-term plan. It would also bump limits on defense and nondefense spending by just under $300 billion combined over the next two years.
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