U.S. Senate approves stop-gap funding to keep government running

The U.S. Capitol building is pictured at dawn along the National Mall in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of the U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to keep the government fully operating at the end of this week when the new fiscal year begins.

The bill now goes to the House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on the bill before a Thursday midnight deadline when existing federal funds expire.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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