House passes one-week funding bill
April 7th, 2011
02:39 PM ET
11 years ago

House passes one-week funding bill

(CNN) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a one-week government funding bill Thursday that cuts spending by $12 billion and funds the Pentagon for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

The measure is not expected to clear the Democratic-controlled Senate. President Barack Obama has promised to veto the measure if it reaches him because of the programs it would cut.


Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown • House
soundoff (48 Responses)
  1. CNN watcher

    The GOP needs to stop playing games and do their jobs. Stop acting like a bunch of big fat babies.

    April 7, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. Tammy

    I am a federal employee with a family just like any other American. I do NOT feel that I am over paid just because I have a "government" job. Our economy is already in the slums and you want to further that? Just goes on to show yet another point that we have unqualified people making the decisions for all of America....and the feud is for what exactly? My job is to serve Veterans, what a slap in the face to those Veterans that will have to wait even more time to be compensated for what is rightly due them. Sorry Veterans, thank your government for screwing you over yet once again!!!! But keep preaching pride in your country!!!!!

    April 7, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. John

    Finally. Down with the needless spending!

    April 7, 2011 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. PalmReader

    Good work, GOPers. Another useless bill going nowhere. What is this now, the 10th such *going nowhere* bill you all have passed? Gearing up for their monthly week of vacation, are they?

    April 7, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  5. GOP = Greed Over People

    So, the House passes the same bill they have been arguing over for a week now, and it has been made clear that it will not the Senate, so they pass it anyway?

    Looks like the House GOP actually believes congenitally brain damaged Cantor's version of the Constitution, pass what we want in the House and it will become the law of the land by default.

    Sad commentary on the GOP. Just keep trying to pass weekly CR's and each week chisel away more of the cuts the Dems have refused to add to the overall budget.

    Last CR was 6 billion for 2 weeks and this is 12 billion for one week and allows the government's snout deep into a woman's uterus.

    Yep, that would be my definition of "smaller government"!

    April 7, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. Greg

    We will never....I repeat NEVER have a government in this country that works.

    There is far too much partisan bickering and too many arrogant fools who think they know best. Its sad to see elected officials acting no better than 2nd graders. All the while the Middle Class sinks into a an abyss. As long as we continue to vote blowhard, rich, self serving dumb dumbs into office this country will never solve anything....hence the first line I wrote.

    April 7, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    ...so if the government shuts down, it is either the fault of the Democratic Senate or Obama shutting it down for the sake of programs that they want to spend on. What are those programs? Do they justify shutting the government down for? Why? Are they powerful Democratic Party special interests?

    April 7, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. Name

    Who cares that much about parks and Teeny boppers and young adults that need to take responsibility can go to a reg. Doctor like everyone else. Your broadcast should be about serious consequences will be. You can go to the park another time. Don't hurt the fragile economy with too deep cuts. Yes they need to be made. Not all at once.

    April 7, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  9. alex

    being military. i aint happy with the veto promise.

    April 7, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  10. drew pushart

    Its real easy to balance the budget:
    1. Every senator and congressman give up at least one pet project in their home state totalling $1 million or more. Orangeman goes first as a good will gesture.
    2. No senator or congressman travel abroad and gives back their travel budgets and travels in conus on commerical aircraft-no free rides at government expense!
    get over their egos and remember what they were sent to washington for in the 1st place.

    Sincerely

    Drew Pushart
    Retired Air Force enlisted budget technician

    April 7, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  11. No tea, coffee only

    Nice try. The Greed Over People party would like to hold our troops hostage by saing that they will only play ball if they get to sneak in another 12B in cuts that are all about appeasing their extreme base. Way to play politics with our brave men and women. Can't wait for 2012 to bounce these Rethugs out of the House AGAIN.
    Brilliant work on job creation there, Boner.

    April 7, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  12. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    STOP half-stepping. Pass a budget for the remainder of the fiscal year.

    April 7, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  13. GOP = Greed Over People

    Just what we need in the 11th hour, more posturing and pandering to the GOP's tea baggers!

    April 7, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  14. Mike

    Can't the Senate just draft their own version of a CR now? Appropriation bills have to originate in the House, but once at the Senate, can't they just strip out all the riders and just leave funding for the military? It would, of course, have to go back to the House, but at that point, it would be the House that would be seen as causing the shutdown and denying the military of funding.

    April 7, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  15. al in memphis

    Here's an example of just how stupid the politicans think we are. They pass a bill with headlines like $12 billion cut and "let's make sure the military gets paid" provisions and knowing it includes things that nobody agrees to for political purpose. Instead of doing work to solve the issues, they pass garbage that can be used during the next electoins cycle.

    April 7, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  16. RiffRaff

    Glad the Pentagon was funded. Now what about everything else? The House is not an island. They can pass bills til doomsday,but without Senate buy in they are back to go. Again!! Just wasting more time and attempting to give themselves political cover. Shameless as usual. And for you screamers about Dems having the majority the last 2yrs, minority rules in the Senate-enacted by the minority Repugs-require 60 votes to pass anything-not a majority of 50+1(unless I missed something). Since neither side has that it makes compromise even more vital. Scream&cry Boehner,but youre still not getting the job done. Your brilliant policies of tax cutting inceases deficits & kills jobs. You cant take all the cuts from one place-social programs you dislike. The Senators know this if the Reps do not.

    April 7, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  17. UncleSam

    LOL And they called Bush and the Republicans a party of spending. That's all the Dems want to do. SPEND SPEND SPEND.

    April 7, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  18. UncleSam

    All the Dems want to do is keep on spending. Great Job Obama.

    April 7, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  19. California Conservative

    Democrats the party no NO BUDGET! Any shutdown is squarely on the democrats heads.

    April 7, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. Citizen

    Dear Bohner, please keep your personal moral perspective out of my wallet. Thanks, Concerned Citizen.

    April 7, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  21. Randy

    Now who is saying NO. I would say the title has switched.

    April 7, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  22. al in memphis

    Here's an example of just how stupid the politicans think we are. They pass a bill with headlines like $12 billion cut and "let's make sure the military gets paid" provisions and knowing it includes things that nobody agrees to for political purpose. Instead of doing work to solve the issues, they pass garbage that can be used during the next electoins cycle.

    Most voters are too busy trying to survive in this economy to pay attention to whose doing what in Washington, they know that and don't give a flip about anyone but those screaming at some rally ( and lobbyist)

    April 7, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  23. Emmy Skaddittle

    If you look at this spending measure its filled with items the democrats cant possibly vote for, just like the others. its just politics as usual from the republicans. what else do you expect from them?

    April 7, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  24. Rudy NYC

    If it does not create jobs to make up for the ones that it destroys, then the bill should be vetoed.

    April 7, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  25. American

    One week = Pathetic incompetence...

    Against the will of the majority of Americans who want a long-term compromise, not Boehner's partisan political games based on ideological nonsense!

    April 7, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
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