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Congress avoids DHS shutdown -- for a week

Instead of a pat on the back, voters might want to give their lawmakers a big fat raspberry after Congress spent all night Friday trying to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security and only ended up agreeing to put it off for another week.

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House pushing 3-week funding bill to avoid DHS shutdown

The House is expected to vote Friday on a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks and avoid a partial shutdown.

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