Senate panel releases compromise spending plan
March 11th, 2013
11:24 PM ET
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Senate panel releases compromise spending plan

Washington (CNN) - A key Senate committee unveiled legislation Monday to keep the government funded through the end of September while reducing the impact of $85 billion in forced spending cuts on a number of major federal programs.

The full Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to vote on the Appropriations Committee's spending bill, known in Washington as a continuing resolution, before the end of the week. The measure builds on a bill passed by the Republican-run House of Representatives on March 6.

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  1. SafeJourney

    hmmmm, it will be interesting to see what is in this

    March 12, 2013 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  2. California

    Senate releases the democrats version (yet another CR). House has sent over the bill for which Reid (Mr. Obstructionist) has yet again tabled.

    March 12, 2013 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  3. J.V.Hodgson

    I hope the senate has simply added thier sides flexibility in applying the cuts and left the House bill re thier sides defense ideas untouched.
    If so and the numbers add up it should be a done deal.... but who knows the party of "no" could still be trying to force the accross the board cuts in the hope of damaging democrats and Obama and not giving flexibility.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    March 12, 2013 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  4. Name lynn

    Obama told the white house leaders to go back an ajust their budget cut plans, obama is not hurting the people an obama jobs will be hiring the people.

    March 12, 2013 07:25 am at 7:25 am |