Senate to vote on short-term funding bill
March 2nd, 2011
07:49 AM ET
3 years ago

Senate to vote on short-term funding bill

Washington (CNN) - The Senate plans to vote Wednesday on a bill that would extend funding for the federal government by two more weeks while cutting $4 billion from current spending levels.

The House of Representatives passed the bill Tuesday on a 335-91 vote, with Republicans overwhelmingly backing it while Democrats were sharply divided.

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  1. Name king

    The fee have a big problem on their hand, with all these states cutting every thing thats not nailed down, and refuse to raise taxes, that means more people are making less money, "that'd less money coming to the fed", more people are getting layer off, "less going to the fed in tax revenue", and more folks getting tax cuts, " less money going to the fed", where on earth will the fed get money to go towards their 14 trillion dollar deficit.

    March 2, 2011 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  2. American

    Too many politicians are playing games with our nation's stability. Their two-week patchwork is unfortunately more theatrical nonsense from Washington. What the heck is Speaker Boehner doing?
    It's not governing...

    March 2, 2011 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  3. GonzoinHouston

    Considering the GOP's behavior since Obama took office, it would be only too appropriate for the democrats to filibuster the bill and force the republicans to make enough changes to get 60 votes.

    March 2, 2011 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    BIg deal. All they will do, is argue for 2 weeks, and then they will have to do it all over again.

    March 2, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    Are the GOPers sure they want to continue debating this issue every two weeks? Only asking because they DO have every third week now added as vacation to their new schedules, and I just can't see where pushing the budget out every two weeks will accomplish much of anything except maybe continue to frustrate an already upset electorate.

    March 2, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  6. Share The Pain

    How about cutting Oil Industry Tax subsides/credits President Obama identfied $ 43 billion dollars and apply savings to Republican cuts of Assistance to Low Income / Homeless and Community Development Block Grants (these grants do directly to US cities – state gov. can no redirect, these grants create jobs and directly help citizens). Exxon recorded record quarter profit of 9.2 billion dollars last year. Exxon donated $ 23 million dollars to politicians, 87 % to Republicans.

    March 2, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |