Budget deal averts shutdown
April 9th, 2011
10:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Budget deal averts shutdown

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Lawmakers pushed through a last-minute spending bill Friday night to avert a shutdown and keep the federal government open for business.

The short-term spending measure - the seventh in the past six months - cut $2 billion and allows agencies to spend money through next Friday. A senior White House official told CNN that President Barack Obama will sign the short- term measure into law later Saturday.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. HORACE HILL, Jr

    What ever happen to Servant hood to our Elected Leader? We showed Gun-ho loyalty to all rest the ones that started and brought this gradually building national mess to this total before Obama? Its the Civil War all over again, But Undercover.

    April 9, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  2. GI Joe

    If Boner gets primaried, maybe he can borrow Bush's computer program from Wisconsin - you know, the one that generates thousands of republican ballots.

    April 9, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    It's the MEN on the RIGHT – White Men!!! Last night (this morning) when Boehner came out to make his short speech of a "short solution", he had WOMEN around him (THIS TIME) when in the past, it was ALWAYS a group of WHITE MEN!!!

    FIGURE THAT!!!

    Do you think it's because of the latest ATTACK against WOMEN coming from the RIGHT????? Maybe???

    O BAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!

    April 9, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. BobRoss

    T'sah – "It's the MEN on the RIGHT – White Men!!! " Yeah, you know something going to be bad whenever white men are involved. Dead give away. In fact I just assume whenever I hear white men talk that it's going to be a bunch of nonsense; please just step away with your white-manness and get someone of a different color, gender, or both to communicate to me.

    April 9, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  5. Bill from GA

    One point the repugs make that is true is that the dems should have passed the budget on time last year, when they had the majority. Even if it stalled (by one vote, likely) in the Senate, the House should have gotten all of the budget measures out.

    Dems wasted too much effort trying to get a few repugs to go along; they are afraid repugs will call them partisan. In doing so, dems lost support by compromising too much.

    April 9, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  6. GI Joe

    He's weak - that's why he's such a loud-mouthed bully.

    April 9, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  7. GI Joe

    The repubs fillibusterd all budget bills and jobs bills the past two years. Now they want to blame the dems. IDIOTS

    If the news channels bleeped out Hell and Damn and all the lies from repubs, we'd never hear another word from several of them. It's bad when kids have to be told not to watch political news because of the awful language.

    April 9, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  8. once upon a horse

    ok now EVERYBODY do their victory lap and say they WON! We get to hear the spin on who "punked" who in the next few days.

    April 9, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  9. DC Insider

    T'sah from Virginia and BobRoss, you both kill me (not to mention your inflammatory racially motivated postings). You are so blindly following our President off a cliff, and you won't look at the warning signs. Democrats could have (and yes, maybe the Senate could have filibustered the budget) passed a budget through concessions. Every pundit on the news concedes that the Democrats kicked the can down the road to not have to deal with the touch decisions they'd have to make. Face it, we are in a huge budgetary crisis. You thought 2011 was tough? Wait until you see the 2012 debate. We are slowly becoming insolvent as a Country, and I don't blame Obama...I think this goes back many, many administrations both Republican and Democrat.

    April 9, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  10. Curious observer

    Yes really! When did it become acceptable for political leaders to curse on telivision in front of our kids is this the civics lesson we are imparting?

    April 9, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  11. MN Mom

    Hopefully now people can see how level-headed our President is and how he is so willing to compromise (even when it makes his party - and sometime me! - upset with him) for the good of the country. The GOP is so extreme right now. Their attacks on women and the poor are beyond disgusting!! The ONLY reason they compromised on their anti-abortion ideaology which was holding up the budget was because they were worried voters were going to blame them for a government shutdown. I hope voters are not stupid enough to vote in Republicans again. OBAMA 2012!! (And Democrats for congress and senate as well!)

    April 9, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |