BREAKING: President Obama signs measure to keep government running
April 9th, 2011
02:09 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: President Obama signs measure to keep government running

Washington (CNN)–According to the White House, President Obama has signed the short-term
measure to keep the government running through the week. The measure, known as a continuing resolution, gives Congress time to pass a long-term budget deal that will fund the government through the end of the
fiscal year.


Filed under: Budget • President Obama
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. diridi

    I like this dude....fit for POTUS......God bless!!!!!

    April 9, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  2. KMS Sahasi

    There no option left to President Obams. Is there any?

    April 9, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  3. DENNA

    Okay Boehner you and your pet Cantor, get your acts together and find a sensible, long-term solution to this mess. All of us understand that something needs to be done, but you cannot balance the budget on the backs of the old, the unemployed, the minorities or any of your favorite targets. I think that the first thing all of you should do is cut your own salaries and pay some portion of your own health care bills. And don't accept any pay raises for the foreseeable future. In short, you politicians should all, on both sides of the aisle, find a way to cut what you cost us, THEN you should look for other cost cutting measures.

    April 9, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  4. terry,va

    He is going to sign the 2011 budget 7 months late. Real accomplishment Obummie. You wanted to increase your socialist budget by 40 billion. The repubs dragged you kicking and screaming to cut 38 billion. Net gain to the taxpayers 78 billion. This is just the beginning as Ryan's budget will force the dumbocraps to cut at least 4 billion out of his proposed 6.5 billion. Obummie's 2012 budget adds to the deficit. Ryan and the repubs, thank you, It is GREAT that taxpayers are getting a break from Obummie's freeloaders.

    April 9, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  5. terry,va

    He is going to sign the 2011 budget 7 months late. Real accomplishment Obummie. You wanted to increase your socialist budget by 40 billion. The repubs dragged you kicking and screaming to cut 38 billion. Net gain to the taxpayers 78 billion. This is just the beginning as Ryan's budget will force the dumbocraps to cut at least 4 trillion out of his proposed 6.5 trillion. Obummie's 2012 budget adds to the deficit. Ryan and the repubs, thank you, It is GREAT that taxpayers are getting a break from Obummie's freeloaders.

    April 9, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. MN Mom

    President Obama is the only level-headed adult in Washington these days. He is willing to compromise. He has given in on things that he would rather not have given in on and taken the heat from his party as a consequence. He is willing to put the good of the country first. The Republicans are stuck on their right-wing ideaology and are always the ones holding up everything due to their stubborness and unwillingness to compromise. I will DEFINITELY be voting for President Obama in 2012. He is doing a good job with considering all the serious problems our country is facing and the childish resistence of the GOP to everything.

    April 9, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  7. darin

    "Thanks Mr. President,for keeping a "Cool Head" over the Tea and Gop "Campaigning on,No Rights for Women to choose their own Health issues. If it was,nt for your "Steady Ahead" and leadership,our troops families,would be in "Serious Trouble,right now? Thanks for your efforts to try to build this country back from,"10 years of Republican Plundering!

    April 9, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |