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Senate Sends Short-Term Spending Bill To House

Law360 (December 21, 2010, 3:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to pay for government operations through March, leaving budgets for a number of specific defense programs and newly enacted laws to overhaul health care, financial regulation and food safety enforcement in limbo until the next Congress.

Senators voted 82-14 to close debate on H.R. 3082, the legislative vehicle for a short-term continuing resolution for fiscal year 2011, and went on to pass it by a vote of 79-16.

The bill now goes to the U.S. House of Representatives,...
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