U.S. Senate passes border security bill, sends to House

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to avert another partial government shutdown with bipartisan spending legislation that funds new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The legislation, however, did not favour the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump sought for a wall.

The Republican-led Senate backed the bill, which would provide over $300 billion for several government departments and agencies, 83-16.

It now goes to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, which is also expected to pass it.(Reuters/NAN)

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