“It’s not going to be easy. We never thought it was going to be easy,” said House Speaker John Boehner.

U.S._House_SealHouse 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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