Senate Approves Measure To Avoid 'helium Cliff'

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September 19, 2013 AT 11:15 AM
The Senate passed by a 97-2 margin a measure that would prevent a possible shutdown of the U.S. helium reserve program in early October. Helium is a critical product in the aerospace and defense industries and also used in the manufacture of smart phones and medical equipment, among other things.