House passes short-term funding bill
March 1st, 2011
04:21 PM ET
3 years ago

House passes short-term funding bill

Washington (CNN) - The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would extend funding for the federal government by another two weeks - through March 18 - while cutting $4 billion from current spending levels.

The bill was approved in a 335-91 vote. Republicans overwhelmingly backed the measure while Democrats were sharply divided.

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  1. Inmyopinion

    Excellent, let's just hope the Senate approves it.

    March 1, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    So the house republicans caved into President Obama's proposed cuts.

    March 1, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The Koch brothers must have given Boner permission to collapse like a three legged card table.

    March 1, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I wonder if Boner supported it because he got the repeal of women's rights in the funding bill extension.

    March 1, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  5. gt

    so the democrats want to shut the government down... thats a switch....

    March 1, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    boner put a bandaid on a problem.
    WHERE ARE THE JOBS??????????????????????????? REMEMBER YOUR CAMPAIGN PROMISES???? For those who were dumb enough to believe you?????
    Gas keeps going up and will probably reach $5 by Memorial Day and these imbecilic rethugs in congress only care about going against the President and their own constituents!!!

    March 1, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    LQQKs likes a COMPROMISE to me!! This URKS the far, far LEFT and the far, far RIGHT!!!!

    March 1, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. GonzoinHouston

    Sonofagun! Remember my oh-so-confident prediction of a shutdown? Oops! However, this show is a long way from over. The only thing both sides are worrying about is who will get the most blame.

    March 1, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  9. terry, va

    @wire palladin, s.f......what side is your ear ring on? The dumbocraps MUST agree to the spending cuts or the are toast as is this country. BTW boys and girls it was NOT a compromise as the 4 billion in cuts over 2 weeks was the pro-rated amount that the house repubs had passed. These cuts are only the beginning in shutting down Obummie's socialist policies.

    March 1, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. donkey party

    Don't worry Terry, he's not your type, fruitloop.

    March 1, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    @terry, va: You are a hoot. If you check, you will find that the $4billion were cuts that President Obama proposed.

    March 1, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  12. NYC REPUB

    Politics suck.....I can't wait until November 2012 (god willing I'm still alive), so I can vote for Obama once again, and really give the far right something to scream, maon, and sob over!
    Obama 2012!!

    March 1, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  13. Four and The Door

    Wire Palladin, S. F.
    So the house republicans caved into President Obama's proposed cuts.
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Do the math. $4 billion over 2 weeks is $100 billion a year. Actually more. The Republicans are doing what they were elected to do...taming the Administration's rediculous spending spree that we can't afford. Speaker Boehner is not just leading. He is executing and making a great difference for all Americans outside of DC.

    March 1, 2011 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |