Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

In this image from video from Senate Television, Vice President Joe Biden presides over the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for Biden. The overwhelming 85-13 vote put the measure on track for final legislative approval by the Senate as early as Tuesday. (Senate TV via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickening its pace toward adjourning late this week, marching toward a final vote on legislation boosting medical research and speeding drug approvals and readying a separate stopgap spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend.

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