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    stopgap spening legislation?

    The Senate on Friday approved stopgap spending legislation to keep the federal government open without gutting President Obama’s health care law

    Above sentence is from a news article. The meaning is not clear, I know that the senate approved stopgap, but why stopgap is followed by 'spending legislation'?
    If the sentence is like this: The Senate on Friday approved stopgap to keep the federal government open without gutting President Obama’s health care law
    then this can be easily understood, but not sure how 'spending legislation' works in this sentence

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    Re: stopgap spening legislation?

    Quote Originally Posted by vestcil View Post
    The Senate on Friday approved stopgap spending legislation to keep the federal government open without gutting President Obama’s health care law

    Above sentence is from a news article. The meaning is not clear, I know that the senate approved stopgap, but why stopgap is followed by 'spending legislation'?
    If the sentence is like this: The Senate on Friday approved stopgap to keep the federal government open without gutting President Obama’s health care law
    then this can be easily understood, but not sure how 'spending legislation' works in this sentence
    They approved some legislation concerned with "stopgap spending" - money to be spent as a stopgap until actual funding is sorted out.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: stopgap spening legislation?

    Hi Vestcil,
    If you look here, you will see that `stopgap` can be used as both a noun and an adjective. stopgap - Dictionary definition and pronunciation - Yahoo! Education

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