U.S. bill to avoid government shutdown clears hurdle in House

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Posted: Dec 11, 2014 12:23 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A $1.1 trillion government funding bill, necessary to keep federal agencies operating beyond midnight, cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, paving the way for a final vote on the legislation later in the day.

By a vote of 214-212, the House approved the rules for debating the bill.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Susan Heavey)