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Congress OKs deal to avoid shutdown at Homeland Security

Congress OKs deal to avoid shutdown at Homeland Security

Congress voted late Friday to approve a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security, narrowly avoiding a shutdown while setting up the possibility of another battle over immigration in coming days. With hours to go before frontline workers at the Transportation Security Administration, Coast Guard and other agencies would have been forced to show up to work without pay, House Republicans brought the stopgap measure to the floor after a three-week funding extension failed to advance. The last-minute agreement — which had support from Democratic leaders — came at the end of a day in which Republican leaders scrambled to prevent the agency from closing...

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