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US House of Representatives votes to block debate on military funding

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The Pentagon building is seen in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to block consideration of a sweeping military funding bill for the fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1, further clouding the outlook on a separate, temporary funding bill to avert government shutdowns at the end of this month.