“It’s not going to be easy. We never thought it was going to be easy,” said House Speaker John Boehner.
House Speaker John Boehner said “it’s not going to be easy” to forge a spending agreement between conservatives and Democrats, but he voiced confidence that Congress would avoid a government shutdown in the weeks ahead.
The House passed a stopgap measure to finance the government for an additional three weeks, despite growing opposition from conservative Republicans over the pace of spending cuts. The bill cuts $6 billion over three weeks and is expected to pass the Senate before a Friday deadline. Fifty-four House Republicans voted against the bill, and the GOP leadership needed help from Democrats to push it through.
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Source: Russell Berman | The Hill
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