House passes interim measure to avert government shutdown

03/6/2013 | Reuters · USA Today · Hill, The

The House passed a bill in a 267-151 vote that would fund government programs through Sept. 30, to avoid a shutdown March 27. Some attendees of a dinner meeting between President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leaders are more optimistic that Democrats and Republicans can reach an agreement on the budget and debt.

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