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WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government through early December. The House on Thursday approved a $147 billion package to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON | House approves bill expanding treatment for opioid abuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that is killing more than 115 people in the United States daily. The legislation passed Friday by a vote of 396-14. It incorporates dozens of opioid-related bills that lawmakers have made a campaign-season … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House approves bill expanding treatment for opioid abuse