Senate Breaking News: Obama Administration Officials: No Coup In Egypt

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The Obama administration will tell lawmakers that it won't declare Egypt's government overthrow a coup allowing the United States to continue providing $1.5 billion in annual military and economic aid to the Arab world's most populous country. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee overwhelmingly approved Samantha Power, President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, clearing the way for a vote in the full 100-member Senate. The U.S. Senate advanced a $54 billion measure that increases funding for transportation and housing projects, underscoring a spending clash with Republicans in the House of Representatives that threatens a government shutdown on October 1.

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