(THE HILL) The House on Thursday averted a looming government shutdown by approving legislation that will keep the government funded through the end of the fiscal year.

The $984 billion spending bill passed by a vote of 318 to 109.

The bill cleared the Senate on Wednesday on a vote of 73 to 26 and now heads to President Obama’s desk.

“Passing this measure allows us to keep our focus where it belongs: replacing the president’s sequester with smarter cuts that help balance the budget, fixing our broken tax code to create jobs and increase wages, protecting priorities like Medicare, and expanding opportunity for all Americans,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said.

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