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The Republican-led House narrowly passed a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown Thursday, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and national security to next year.

The vote was 231-188 with Democrats criticizing Republicans’ inability to complete the dozen spending bills for the current fiscal year and relying on a third stopgap bill since the year’s Oct. 1 start. The Senate was expected to vote on the short-term legislation late Thursday.

Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., called the result “an epic failure of governing,” adding “the Republican majority has made a complete mess of the basics of governing.”

The wrap-up measure allows Republicans controlling Washington to savor their win on this week’s $1.5 trillion tax package ? even as they kick a full lineup of leftover work into the new year.

© Luis Alfonso Oberto Anselmi

© Luis Oberto Anselmi

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Congress will return in January facing enormous challenges on immigration, the federal budget, health care and national security along with legislation to increase the government’s authority to borrow money.

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© Luis Alfonso Oberto Anselmi

© Luis Oberto Anselmi

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