US Congress approves bill ending shutdown

File: US President Donald Trump Trump is expected to sign the bill into law after the Senate approved it earlier on Friday. Photo: AFP / Saul Loeb

WASHINGTON –  The US House of Representatives early on Friday approved a bill to fund the federal government through to 23 March and to increase overall spending limits over two years, sending the legislation to President Donald Trump.

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The bill, approved 240-186, ended an hours-long government shutdown that started on Thursday at midnight when current government funding expired.

Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.

The Senate approved it earlier on Friday

AFP

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