Border security bill passed by U.S Senate

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President Donald Trump of US

President Donald Trump of US

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to avert another partial government shutdown with bipartisan spending legislation that funds new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The legislation, however, did not favour the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump sought for a wall.

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The Republican-led Senate backed the bill, which would provide over $300 billion for several government departments and agencies, 83-16.

It now goes to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, which is also expected to pass it. (Reuters/NAN)