WASHINGTON, Sept 28 The U.S. Congress on
Wednesday overwhelmingly approved and sent to President Barack
Obama legislation preventing government shutdowns at the end of
this week by temporarily funding federal agencies through Dec.
The bill, which Obama is expected to promptly sign into law,
also appropriates $1.1 billion in new money to battle an
outbreak of the Zika virus.
Final action in Congress came when the House of
Representatives overwhelmingly approved the bill.
(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler)