House Passes Temporary Government Funding Bill That Includes Border Wall Money

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a Republican bill to provide President Donald Trump $5 billion to start building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border along with funds to keep several federal agencies operating beyond Friday.

By a vote of 217-185, the House approved the temporary funding bill.

The Senate late on Wednesday passed a different version of the bill and it was unclear whether it would consider the House-passed measure.