House Passes $982B Bill To Fund Government, Ease Sequester

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 8:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a $982 billion spending bill that would fund the government through the end of September and give the U.S. Department of Defense some additional flexibility to manage the automatic budgets cuts of sequestration, which kicked in on March 1.

The House voted 267-151 to pass the bill, proposed by Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky. Fifty-three Democrats voted for the bill and 137 voted against it, while Republicans supported the bill 214 to 14. The bill, H.R. 933,...
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