House clears omnibus bill, sending it to Biden

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The House on Friday voted to advance Congress' $1.7 trillion spending package, just one day after it cleared the Senate by a 69-29 margin. The bill will now head to President Biden to be signed into law.

In passing the funding legislation, Congress successfully avoided a government shutdown that was set to take effect at midnight on Friday. Both the House and Senate also approved a one-week deadline extension, thereby affording Biden some extra time to sign, CNN notes.

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