U.S. House Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund the District of Columbia


WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Democrats in the House ofRepresentatives defeated a Republican measure on Tuesday toprovide federal funds to keep the city of Washington, D.C.running, during shutdown of the U.S. government.

The measure received a majority of the vote, 265-163, butfell short of the two-thirds majority needed for the bill topass on a legislative fast-track.

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