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US House of Rep. passes bill to avert gov't shutdown, suspend debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (KUNA) - US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday evening to avert a government shutdown and suspend the debt ceiling.
The bill was passed 220-211 but is expected to be rejected by the Senate.
The bill would fund the government through December 3 and suspends the debt limit through December 2022.
The government would face shut down on October 1 and the US could default on its debt sometime in October if Congress does not act. (end) si.aa