House approves short-term funding plan
September 29th, 2011
11:35 AM ET
3 years ago

House approves short-term funding plan

(CNN) - A short-term spending measure to fund the federal government into next week won approval Thursday from the U.S. House and now goes to President Barack Obama's desk.

The measure was part of a bipartisan agreement intended to end a dispute over disaster relief spending that threatened to cause a partial shutdown of the government when the current fiscal year ends at midnight Friday.

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  1. The Elephant In The Room

    If Congress were doing its job, these "short term" bills would not be necessary. Fire the entire obstructionist lot of them.

    September 29, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  2. Obama/Biden 2012 -- Because 4 years of TITANIC FAILURE just isn't enough

    Is the is first bill the Democrat controlled Senate has passed in a year???!!!! HOLY COW!! Harry Reid and the Democrats have been holding the country hostage for a very long time with their refusal to even debate, let alone pass, any bills. The DO_NOTHING Democrats in the Senate need to go in 2012.

    September 29, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I think calling this a "short term" spending bill doesn't do it justice. This bill needs a new term invented for it. How about "near term" spending bill. Or "hot potato" spending bill. Or "tag you're it" spending bill. GOT IT. How about "this week's" spending bill?

    I am actually surprised no Tea Partier came along and protested the voting procedure or the bill's content.

    September 29, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  4. Four and The Door

    The Democrats get so angry and twisted into themselves every time someone questions spending. It sure doesn't seem like the best posture for them to take all of the time as 2012 elections loom on the horizon. They should have heard voters very clearly in 2010. Actually, they probably did and it's just not in their nature to be careful about spending tax dollars. The more they spend, apparently the more important they feel.

    September 29, 2011 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "Is the is first bill the Democrat controlled Senate has passed in a year???!!!! HOLY COW!! Harry Reid and the Democrats have been holding the country hostage for a very long time with their refusal to even debate, let alone pass, any bills. The DO_NOTHING Democrats in the Senate need to go in 2012."

    Websites like OpenCongress and the gov't websites themselves prove you so blatantly wrong it's not even funny. Your projectionist delusions are, however, very VERY funny...playground politics at its best: "I know you are but what am I???"

    September 29, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  6. Terry, VA

    @ Rudy,NYC......keep hollering Tea Party. The Tea Party are from all political affillations that are tired of the wreckless spending from this Obummie government. All Obummie wants to do is tax and spend, tax and spend. If he wants to increase federal taxes, I'll go along with that if ALL people pay federal taxes on ANY income. If you don't have any skin in the game you shouldn't have a voice. It's always easlier to say let the rich pay for other people's tab. When every person is federally income taxed Obummie can have more of my money. Until then he can fly a kite.

    September 29, 2011 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  7. walter

    The Democrats have voted passed things goes to house gets shot down

    September 29, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    somebody wrote:
    Is the is first bill the Democrat controlled Senate has passed in a year???!!!! HOLY COW!! Harry Reid and the Democrats have been holding the country hostage for a very long time with their refusal to even debate, let alone pass, any bills. The DO_NOTHING Democrats in the Senate need to go in 2012.
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    Fact Check: The Senate passed an FAA spending plan last month.
    Fact Check: "Hostage taking is an effective weapon we will have wield again." Sen. McConnell
    Fact Check: You're stupid.

    September 29, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. R

    "I am actually surprised no Tea Partier came along and protested the voting procedure or the bill's content."

    Because contrary to popular belief, not all members of the tea party (or republicans for that matter), are "the enemy."

    September 29, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |