Congress to vote on spending bill to avert shutdown
December 16th, 2011
12:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Congress to vote on spending bill to avert shutdown

Washington (CNN) – The House of Representatives will vote Friday on a compromise $1.043 trillion spending bill to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year, then go home for the holidays, Speaker John Boehner said.

If approved as expected, the measure would then go to the Senate. While Senate approval also is considered certain, it is unclear if a Senate vote would take place on Friday or Saturday.

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