WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday funded a $25 billion loan package for troubled automakers as part of a mammoth spending bill to keep the government running through March 2009, but the must-pass legislation did not extend a ban on offshore oil drilling. The spending bill, needed to keep the lights on in Washington after the fiscal year expires on Sept. 30, is expected to pass the Senate.
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