Congress passed a short-term funding measure Thursday to keep the federal government operating and avoid a shutdown next week.

With a vote of 318 to 109, the House approved the Senate-passed version of the $984 billion bill. The short-term funding measure cleared the Senate on Wednesday with a final vote of 73 to 26 and will fund the government through the rest of fiscal 2013, which ends Sept. 30. The current continuing resolution expires on March 27.

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