U.S. Senate votes to fund the federal government, strengthens resolve on Iran
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September 22nd, 2012
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U.S. Senate votes to fund the federal government, strengthens resolve on Iran

Washington (CNN) – Before leaving Washington to concentrate efforts on their re-election campaigns, U.S. senators voted Saturday to fund the federal government into 2013 and passed a measure asserting a tough stance towards Iran over its nuclear program.

In a 62 to 30 vote in a session that stretched past midnight, the legislators approved the moneys necessary for government to function for the next six months and avoided a possible shutdown until early next year – thus forgoing any partisan funding standoff well past November's election date.

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  1. Pete

    I know nothing in congress will get done,Boehner called for a recess for campaigning and republicans high tailed it before anything could get done,nice ha!!Nows it our turn to show these idiotic republicans who've obstructed everything for over 2 years the door as well!!

    September 22, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  2. Felix el Gato

    Don't they know how self-important Rubio is?

    September 22, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    One thing we know for certain, if Obama is re-elected, the runaway spending will CONTINUE! The WASTE will CONTINUE! The DICTATORSHIP will CONTINUE!

    You either want MORE of the SAME, or you don't. You are either a subversive, or you are NOT!

    September 22, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  4. bob

    If Obama were a dictator we would all have universal health coverage, gay marriage equality, immigration reform and tax reform by now. Instead, we have have half hearted attempt at health care reform hobbled together by a dysfunctional congress and senate. I wish he were a dictator.

    September 22, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  5. Jerry

    Israel seeks war on Iran to keep lid on 9/11 - Search that !

    September 22, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  6. rosco

    President Obama on Saturday accused Capitol Hill lawmakers of leaving behind both Washington and unfinished legislative business until after November because they are more concerned about their re-election campaigns, amid criticism he is side-stepping key United Nations meetings next week to hit the campaign trail.

    September 22, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  7. Confused Citizen

    For all the flag waving against the 47% and the President, I have three questions.
    When Lindsey Graham got on TV and warned Osama Bin Laden we were tracking this cell phone, why didn't you call that treason?
    How many of the 47% lost children serving the US?
    How many of the 1% lost children serving the US?
    Do not ask for a tax cut and a war you have no stake in.

    September 22, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  8. Ed1

    This congress blinked they were elected to stop all this Obama and his party out of control spending and failed policies.

    September 22, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. Name47 percenter

    To rick waste and spending isnt that what the other side did to get us in this mess. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to c that the Repubs r going to give tax breaks to the top percentile and Mittens and co. cant tell us how they r going to pay for it. Hmmmmm think you have got them reversed.....Dont forget all the waste during Bush years to Halliburton and their subsidiaries. I could go on..........

    September 22, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. John the Historian

    Yeah Palin is such a joke. She needs to watch her own children. Her gay conversion church needs to change her in something respectable. Has Todd her Alaska separatist husband taught her anything.

    September 22, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |