House Passes Six-Month Stopgap Bill to Fund Government


0  Updated at 12:54 pm, March 6th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House voted Wednesday to pass the continuing resolution and fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. The vote on the CR passed 267-151.

The bill passed with mostly Republican votes, although once it became clear the bill would pass on GOP votes alone, 53 Democrats decided to join the majority. Fourteen Republicans and 151 Democrats opposed the bill.

The vote was moved up 24 hours due to the snowstorm forecast to strike the Washington metro area, although the region has mostly dodged the brunt of the blizzard.

The Senate is now expected to take up the House-passed bill and tweak it before sending it back to the House for further consideration.

Click here for a full breakdown of Wednesday’s roll call vote.

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