House Passes 6th Short-Term Spending Bill

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT) -- A divided U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the sixth consecutive short-term extension of fiscal year 2010 budget authority, as frustration grows over Congress' inability to agree to a spending measure for the remainder of FY 2011.

H.J. Res. 48, which would extend FY 2010 spending through April 8, passed on a vote of 271-158. Fifty-four Republicans joined 104 Democrats in opposing the extension, while 85 Democrats sided with 186 Republican members to approve the legislation.

If passed by the U.S. Senate, the bill will...
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