Congress OKs massive spending plan
December 17th, 2011
11:08 AM ET
8 years ago

Congress OKs massive spending plan

Washington (CNN) - The Senate on Saturday approved a compromise spending bill to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year - a day after the bill won approval from the House of Representatives.

The bill now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature. Obama signed a continuing resolution passed by the House to keep the government funded through next week while the bill's details are finalized.


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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    â–ºBREAKING: Senate passes spending billâ—„
    Now let it sit for two months on the window sill
    Not even enough time to catch any dust
    Then in February, again, passing it will be a must

    This gets so OLD and the American people are tired of it!!

    December 17, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. SecedingfromTexas

    Funny how this part-time Congress can come up with "compromises" just before any scheduled vacation. It
    happened before their month-long August "recess", and now again for their Christmas "break". Now they can
    fiddle around until Spring break, etc. Check out Eric Cantors' House of Representatives calendar for 2012.
    Instead of looking for solutions to help America, they are busy re-writing voting laws, re-writing voting districts,
    fattening their wallets, all waiting to take over in November 2012. If you read these blogs, most people who
    really care about what is happening to American at least offer the truth, those who just hate only offer

    December 17, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  3. Gomer1

    down to the wire once again..... what's good for the country seems to be a hard solution to find for our elected representatives... at least this time, apparently the FY2012 budget has been passed for the rest of the 9 months of the FY.

    Next on deck....what happens with teh post office...can we freeze their pay? can we reduce their workforce...or will politics get in the way. Seems to be another question about what is good for the country.

    December 17, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    GOP made sure there would be no revenue increase, which will add one trillion to our national debt. Republicans are now responsible for over $11 trillion of our debt.

    December 17, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |