House Passes $984B Spending Bill To Avert Gov't Shutdown

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives quickly passed the Senate's $984 billion spending bill Thursday, funding the government until the end of the fiscal year and avoiding a potential government shutdown, while also taking the more symbolic step of passing a long-term Republican budget plan authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

The House approved H.R. 933, by a vote of 318-109, accepting amendments made by the U.S. Senate that added about $2 billion to the bill, while keeping the arbitrary spending cuts of sequestration in place. The...
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