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Gov’t shutdown averted; sequester cuts remain
Modern Healthcare

Federal lawmakers averted a government shutdown after the House of Representatives approved a $984 billion spending bill that will keep the government operating through Sept. 30 and maintains the sequestration cuts that will hit Medicare providers starting on April 1. In a 318-109 vote on Thursday, House members passed the Senate version of the funding measure that will keep all federal agencies and offices running beyond March 27, when the current funding resolution expires.