September 29th, 2011
11:16 AM ET

House OKs spending measure to avert shutdown for week

The U.S. House approved a short-term spending measure Thursday to fund the federal government into next week as part of a deal to avert a partial shutdown over increased disaster aid.

The measure, which the Senate previously approved, now goes to President Barack Obama to be signed into law before the end of the current fiscal year at midnight Friday.

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  1. Doc Detroit

    All this crazy stuff will go away once we have a new President next year. One who is a man and not a boy.

    September 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • THE PULSE

      ARE YOU SERIOUS OR JUST STUPID??.WE HAVE A MAN IN OFFICE... THE BOYS ARE THE ONES PLAYING GAMES IN CONGRESS AND WE ALL KNOW WHO THEY ARE (REPUBLICANS)....IF YOU SERIOUSLY THINK THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO GET BETTER UNDER ANOTHER (REPUBLICAN) THINK AGAIN!!!

      September 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    Who amongst the rich, religious fundamental (or just plain mental) white boys do you have in mind, Doc Detroit! If you pick Perry we are in for what us Texans have been dealing with+49 more states! We will certainly need Gods help then!!

    September 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dorsey

    To all, guess what; now would be an excellent time to turn this entire matter over to the GOD of your understanding, as everytime man puts his/her hands into anything, matters only worsen. One thing for certain, no president, regardless of ethnicity could possibly repair in 2.5 years the damage caused by the Bush's in 12.

    The budget problems this country continues to face today is no different than that of the citizens of this country; spend more, earn less. Just think about the many families having created bills and later filed bankruptcy, matters of such has also placed us in these situation; someone suffered the loss. Raise your hands and be counted if you've filed bankruptcy before; that includes all parties of the Federal Government.

    Dorsey

    September 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommy Gunn

      Welfare + Unemployment + Unions = Democrats

      September 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
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