House Votes 3-week Stopgap Federal Spending Bill

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 04:07 PM

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a measure blending $6 billion in budget cuts with enough money to keep the government running for an additional three weeks.

The measure buys additional time for talks between Capitol Hill Republicans and the Obama administration on a bill to fund the day-to-day operations of the government through the end of September.

Those negotiations haven't gotten very far yet and House GOP leaders haven't shown much flexibility.

The measure passed despite opposition from some tea party-backed conservatives who said it merely kicks the can down the road instead of imposing steep and immediate spending cuts. The $6 billion cut by the measure includes many items that the Obama administration and Democrats agree can be axed.

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