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By Alex Ross 

Tester says health center funding in bill


February 8, 2018

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Jon Tester

Community health centers would receive $7 billion over two years as part of a larger Senate budget agreement set to be voted on today, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said in a telephone press conference Wednesday.

The budget agreement will keep the government funded after a short-term spending bill approved in January is set to expire tonight at midnight.

The inclusion of funding for health centers in the bill, Tester said, is the product of weeks of negotiations.

"After weeks of hard work, it now appears we are close to the finish line," Tester said.

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