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Violence Against Women Act moved out of spending bill

The latest funding bill passed by Congress on Thursday night does not include an extension to reauthorize the decades-old Violence Against Women Act, despite its expiration on Friday, as Democrats plan to push for an overhaul of the legislation in near future.

Congress passes $1.3 trillion spending bill

Early Friday morning, the Senate passed a $1.3 trillion spending package that will increase funding for the military and domestic spending and will keep the government funded through the end of September, sending the legislation to the President for his signature.

GOP unsure how to avoid government shutdown

Republicans on Capitol Hill promise they won't shut down the government on Dec. 22 when funding lapses, but how will they pull it off with just a handful of legislative days? Nobody can explain that.