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House GOP funds DC government despite shutdown, but Democrats vow to block the effort

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A House Republican bill that would fund the District of Columbia in the midst of a government shutdown was secured by GOP leaders at the request of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat. An aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Cantor met with Norton last week and asked that federal funding to the District continue even if the rest of the government shut down for a lack of...