Emergency fiscal bill clears procedural hurdle in US Senate

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Legislation to avert a U.S.government default and reopen shuttered federal agencies cleareda procedural hurdle on Wednesday in the Senate.

The procedural vote to limit debate on the bill clears theway for the Senate to pass the emergency legislation momentarilyand then send it to the House of Representatives for finalpassage.

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