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The measure, which provides for billions of dollars in funding, including about US$10 billion over the next decade, passed 97 to 2.
The legislation would bar the removal of Huawei from a Commerce Department trade blacklist without House and Senate approval.
Facebook is fighting a rear-guard action to get Washington onside after the announcement that the company plans to launch Libra in 2020.
The Senate's passage of the NDAA comes as US President Donald Trump prepares for a high-stakes meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Trump had made clear he planned to use his veto powers to override any congressional block, after failing to strong-arm enough Republicans into line.
Several other Republicans have expressed deep concerns about Trump's move, arguing it is a blatant attempt to expand executive authority.
Trump's move to redirect funds to build his promised border wall has been challenged with lawsuits.
Bill Barr succeeds Jeff Sessions, whom Trump fell out with and sacked regarding Mueller's investigation.
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is willing to meet with the US president to discuss the shutdown.
To take effect and block the plan to lift the sanctions, the resolution must pass the Senate, where Republicans hold a 53-47 majority.
King is known for espousing hard-line views on immigration and has long backed building a wall along the southern border with Mexico.
The royal kingdom denounces 'recent position of US senate' saying the Jamal Khashoggi murder is a crime that does not reflect the policy of the kingdom.
In 2015, Hyundai recalled 470,000 US Sonata sedans, saying engine failure would result in a vehicle stall.
It was not immediately clear whether the FBI report, which will be made available to senators, would be released to the public.
The plan to use US$200 billion in federal funds to try to stimulate US$1.5 trillion in infrastructure improvements over 10 years could reshape how the federal government funds roads, bridges, or highways.
Powell, a current Fed governor, was confirmed by a vote of 85-12, paving the way for him to replace current Chair Janet Yellen when she steps down next month.
It is difficult for Congress to consider the controversial trade deal this year as 'both the Democratic and Republican candidates for president' are against it, says Mitch McConnell.
Lawmakers hear of millions of dollars donated by Saudi royal family to Al-Qaeda in 1990s, based on testimony from accomplice of hijackers.