Senate passes, sends Trump stopgap federal funding to November 21

Reuters | September 26, 2019

Senate passes, sends Trump stopgap federal funding to November 21
The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would extend federal funding through Nov. 21 and avert partial agency shutdowns when existing authorization expires on Oct. 1. The Senate signed off by a vote of 82 to 15 on legislation that was approved by the House of Representatives on Sept. 19, sending it to President Donald Trump for signing into law. The legislation is needed because Congress and the Trump administration so far have failed to agree on the one-dozen bills that would fund most government activities in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. One of the biggest disagreements is over Trump’s demand for $12 billion in fiscal 2020 to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which most Democrats and some Republicans oppose.

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Utah has a largely mixed economy covering industries like tourism, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, information technology, finance, and petroleum production. The majority of Utah's gross state product is produced along the Wasatch Front, containing the state capital Salt Lake City. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis the gross stated product of Utah in 2010 was 82 billion, or almost 1% of the total United States GDP of $14.55 trillion for the same year.[1] The per capita personal income was $36,457 in 2005.[2] Major industries of Utah include: coal mining, cattle ranching, salt production, and government services.

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Utah has a largely mixed economy covering industries like tourism, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, information technology, finance, and petroleum production. The majority of Utah's gross state product is produced along the Wasatch Front, containing the state capital Salt Lake City. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis the gross stated product of Utah in 2010 was 82 billion, or almost 1% of the total United States GDP of $14.55 trillion for the same year.[1] The per capita personal income was $36,457 in 2005.[2] Major industries of Utah include: coal mining, cattle ranching, salt production, and government services.