House passes spending bill; Senate vote expected Saturday
December 17th, 2011
09:38 AM ET
2 years ago

House passes spending bill; Senate vote expected Saturday

Washington (CNN) – A Senate vote on a compromise spending bill to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year is expected Saturday - a day after the bill won approval from the House of Representatives.

The almost $1 trillion measure passed on a 296-121 vote in the House on Friday and now goes to the Senate, where approval is also expected - averting a partial government shutdown as a deadline loomed at midnight Friday.

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  1. Fair is Fair

    Ok, Obama. You're going to have to make a decision on Keystone. Maybe Michelle can help you put on your big-boy underwear because you're not going to be able to vote "present" this time.

    December 17, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. Sylvia Fouty

    WOW!!!! Am I surprised that this passed so quickly. I wonder if this includes the pay for these slackers we commonly refer to as "representatives"? What a bunch of bull! Let march on Washington, stand in front of the government buildings, and hand out pink slips. There is a big enough election that would rid Washington of these blood sucking vermin.

    December 17, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  3. WireweirdinSF

    This is the Congress that gets labeled and liibeled by the most incompetent, inept, corrupt, union toady president we have ever had as "do nothing," while the real problem seems to be in the democrat liberal controlled Senate and the Kenyan village idiot that seems to be always getting ready to go on elaborate, expensive vacations, or just getting back.

    December 17, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |