Senate approves temporary funding measure, avoiding shut down for now
September 22nd, 2012
01:26 AM ET
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Senate approves temporary funding measure, avoiding shut down for now

(CNN) – In an after-midnight session the U.S. Senate passed a bill Saturday in a 62 to 30 vote to fund the federal government for the next six months, thus putting off any shutdown of the government until early next year. The bill will go to the president for his signature and final passage into law.


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  1. aaron

    What, no theatrics from the teabaggers to shut down the government, not raise the debt ceiling, and wreck the world economy? They must've been sleep voting.

    September 22, 2012 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  2. slickone

    Where were the other 8 dead beats when the voting took place?

    September 22, 2012 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  3. Bernard obryant

    That good but jobs creation under democrat are short term all of them but keep govt open is good

    September 22, 2012 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  4. Thomas

    Wow , that was real hard to do .

    At least Rubio is on the jet back to FLA .

    September 22, 2012 02:52 am at 2:52 am |
  5. myron8160

    That was mitey white of them sometimes i wonder who they work for

    September 22, 2012 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  6. myron8160

    That was mitey white of them sometimes i wonder who they work for the greedy or the needy my taxpayer money on the greedy

    September 22, 2012 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  7. Maria Rivera-Carvalho

    No public, alarmist fight with President Obama? The Republicans are terrified and rightly so. That obstruction strategy thingy is not working too well for them. So close to the election, they have to try to save thir own skins. Too little, too late.

    September 22, 2012 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    Reid will never, allow compromise. NOT EVER!

    September 22, 2012 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  9. GI Joe

    Give the Senate and the House 6 months without pay - because they are never there and they get absolutely nothing done.

    September 22, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  10. w l jones

    Thank you sir for your insight.

    September 22, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  11. Romney 1040 or Obama 2012.

    Remove the Obstructionist RepubliCAN'T party in 2012.

    September 22, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  12. 200 TON HAMMER

    Why I have a feeling that alot of republicans SHALL LOSE their JOBS and PAYCHECKS in the midterm elections

    September 22, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |