Saturday, February 19, 2011

House GOP Budget Resolutions- #2657 - House Passes Continuing Resolution with $60B in Cuts - Hot Air

It took an all-nighter to finish a marathon debate over the remainder of FY2011 spending, but the House finally passed a continuing resolution as dawn approached this morning. The new budget reduces spending $60 billion over earlier projections, which falls short of the $100 billion conservatives had hoped to see. The lower figure may put more pressure on the Senate to pass it quickly:  The House of Representatives passed a government spending bill after a marathon session Saturday morning that slashes more than $60 billion in federal funding for the seven months remaining in the 2011 fiscal year.  The vote on the GOP measure won by a 235-189 margin, at a vote that occurred right before 5 a.m. The fight over spending now moves to the Senate.  Read more........

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