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Senate backs to prevent bill-shutdown, increase military spending

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WASHINGTON– The Senate approved far-reaching $854 billion bill that offers a solution to keep the government open through Dec. 7 and funded the military, and a variety of civilian agencies.

The measure includes Department $675 billion for the defense-and increases military pay by 2.6 per cent. This is the largest salary increase in nine years. The measure also agrees with the expenditures for health and Human Services, education, employment and other facilities, including a 5-percent boost for the National institutes of health.

Senators approved the bill 93-7 on Tuesday. The measure now goes to the house, where lawmakers are also expected to approve it next week. Would leave days of leisure before the Sept. 30 deadline for a government shutdown.

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