In an after-midnight session the U.S. Senate passed a bill Saturday in a 62 to 30 vote to fund the federal government for the next six months, thus putting off any shutdown of the government until early next year. The bill will go to the president for his signature and final passage into law.
In a previous after-midnight vote, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a non-binding resolution stating that the United States will not rely on a containment policy, if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, and urged President Obama to continue economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure to force Iran to stop any such weapons development.
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