House passes bill to reopen IRS, other financial agencies

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(CNN) — House lawmakers are hoping to get some government agencies reopened amid the the partial government shutdown.

Eight Republicans joined with Democrats to pass a bill Wednesday to fund the I-R-S, Treasury Department and other financial services. The bills were passed despite a threat from the White House to veto the bill.

The House is also expected to vote on bills covering national parks, housing and transportation and the department that administers food stamps. All are unlikely to be taken up in the Senate.



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