Senate Passes $984B Gov't Funding Bill To Avoid Shutdown

Law360, New York (March 20, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a $984 billion continuing appropriations bill to fund the government until the end of September and help alleviate the blow of the sequester on the U.S. Department of Defense and others, a full-week before the current continuing resolution was set to expire. 

The senate voted 73-26 to pass an amended version of H.R. 933 — a bill the House passed March 6 — to avert a potential government shutdown and to expand the House Continuing resolution, which had bills to...
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