April 7th, 2011
02:55 PM ET

House passes 1-week funding bill; Senate not expected to OK it

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week government funding bill Thursday that would cut spending by $12 billion and fund the Pentagon for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

The measure is not expected to clear the Democratic-controlled Senate.  President Barack Obama has promised to veto the measure if it reaches him because of the programs it would cut.

A temporary spending measure that currently is funding the federal government expires at midnight Friday. If Congress doesn't pass either another temporary spending measure or a bill to fund the rest of the fiscal year, nonessential government services and offices would shut down until a funding measure is passed.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, indicated that he and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, would go to the White House at 7 p.m. Thursday for additional talks.

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  1. Joey

    I agree that the loss of the right to choose abortion would be astounding regression.

    April 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    You're right, Carol, but the symbolism is good.

    April 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank - R-Ohio

    When you're bankrupt, you don't propose save a penny, and turn around and spend ten. This has NOTHING to do what what side of the aisle your on or WHO your opposed to. Don't ever point the finger of blame at anyone, either Dem or Rep, that has done no more than to dig us out of our national financial calamity.

    April 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank - R-Ohio

    Oh by the way. $4 gas is here. Don't buy gas on Fridays.

    April 7, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey

    Our national mentality regarding both egalitarianism and dependency on the government would have to change to get us out of this situation gracefully.
    It's not about paying some bills.

    April 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jj

    the tea party is here to stay as long as the people we elect keep spending our money like its a never ending pile we just want some responsibility thats not too much to ask for

    April 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. blogging?

    the sick people are at it again. that is not me above, someone is playing sick, demented games. i've reported this person(s) and will continue to. from what happened yesterday, i am confident that the main person behind this is the one who has posted frequently in the past as "The Devil", "Satan" and "Lucifer" – how fitting. i am going to do everything in my power, professionally and legally, to get this individual stopped. i am very sick about this and also very angry. the wheels are in motion. this person has threatened me on other threads. death threats. he/she will be stopped.

    no more cnn for me. any other comments you read with my screen name are NOT me. sick, evil individual.....

    April 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dolly O.

    ELissa & Rick.. you're righ on Q. I n this hard economical times we are now facing.. there should be cut downs starting from the top to then the bottom... Straight across the board. BEYOND POINTING FINGERS.. OUR ELECTED POLITICIANS SHOULD HAVE THE DECENCY TO TAKE THE LEAD.. & I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT WHAT THEY GIVE.. I'M TALKING ABOUT CUTTING THEIR WAGES+. SET AN EXAMPLE TO THOSE WHO PLACED THEM IN OFFICE. OUR CHILDREN ARE WATCHING THEM AS WELL... AND THAN WE WONDER.. WHO THEY'RE LEARNING ALL "SHANANGANS" FROM... AND BY THE WAY IT DIDN'T START WITH OUR PRESENT PRESIDENT.. OBAMA. AGAIN..I SAY NOT POINTING FINGERS.. JUST STATING FACTS WHICH WE ARE ALL AWARE OF. ARGUING AMONG EACH OTHER IS NOT THE SOLUTION.. POWER IS UNITING AS ONE. ANYONE REMEMBER- POWER TO THE PEOPLE?.. GOOD DAY Y'ALL 😉

    April 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mmmmm

    One! week! extension! Oh House up yours!

    April 7, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Usually one would keep a very close eye on his bank accounts when things are tight. But we have never been allowed to have the Federal Reserve/Central Banks audited. That just doesn't add up.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Marc

    Allow me to point out one thing – this is the budget that the spineless, worthless twits that align themselves with the GOP have prevented from getting passed for almost a YEAR – because, for political purposes, they positioned themselves to LIE to win elections and defaulted leadership. Now, the same group of LIARS are pandering to the idiots who supported them ,and using the "crisis" they created as an excuse to forward the partisan crap that has been REJECTED by the majority for 40 years. Anyone who doesn't see through this crap, or fails to recognize these bottom-feeding cowards are leading this nation to the bottom, are too stupid to live in this country. Republicans are greedy, ignorant morons. And it doesn't matter how loud they whine, or whether they gather in ignornat lynch-mobs. They still aren't worth a warm bucket of spit.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
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