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US House passes $1.2 trillion bill to fund government

The bill included $1.6 billion for construction of physical barriers along the US-Mexican border, among other provision.

world Updated: Sep 14, 2017 23:13 IST
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The bill provides $44.3 billion for the department of homeland security.(REUTERS)

The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $1.2 trillion bill to fund most government activities in the fiscal year beginning October 1, knowing that the Senate will disagree with many controversial elements and force a negotiation that could stretch into December.

The bill provides $658.1 billion for the department of defence and $44.3 billion for the department of homeland security, including roughly $1.6 billion for construction of physical barriers along the US-Mexican border, among other provisions.

First Published: Sep 14, 2017 23:13 IST