WH: Govt. Funding Debate Moving in Right Direction

Monday, 28 Feb 2011 11:28 AM

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Congress is moving in the right direction as lawmakers work on a compromise spending bill that could temporarily prevent a government shutdown.

However, Obama spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't say whether Obama would sign a two-week plan from House Republicans that would cut $4 billion in federal spending. Carney says funding the government in two-week increments would create uncertainty and be bad for the economy.

Carney says the administration wants any temporary measure to allow enough time for lawmakers to negotiate a bill that would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, though he wouldn't say how long he thought those negotiations would take.

The House will begin debate on the two-week spending plan on Tuesday.

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