April 14th, 2011
05:58 PM ET

Senate, House pass 2011 spending bill

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a budget deal worked out last week to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year while cutting $38.5 billion.

The measure, which the House passed earlier in the day, now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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  1. 1vision

    I am glad to see the Legislature can do its job and keep everyone paid, it is better for the country not to shut down the government. Now lets get on to the real issues, the 2012 budget and the Debt Limit Cieling. At least the "Tea Perty Congress" will do what needs to be done, Curtail the Federal Spending. My guess is not exactly how they would like too, but they will succeed in turning around run away spending.

    April 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary Swanson

    Its about time I can't believe we have a bunch of old aristocratic ralphs running this country they spend their lunch break at the pharmacy getting refills of viagra and vitamin d

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kJGachsPnk

    April 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Good posting,Mary. How true that rings!!!

      April 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Full employment ecstacy

    70 hour work weeks for life..finally bevis and butthead and all american religious food groups can declare victory. Good work for those suadi immigrants also.. Hours unlimited make life a true mecca so they say. Greatest country of full family employment... Alimony investments inc.

    April 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    Bahh bahhh hello. I am a sheep.

    April 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzz

    ok cesar whats up with the sheep comment and stop commenting under my name.

    April 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @Jazz: some moron is hijacking these names: Philip, raven, Fake Cesar, you, and me.

    April 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzz

    @ Cesar did you get my text in reply to yours to me

    April 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jazzzzzzzzz

    Blah blah I'm a sheep in republician clothings.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Full employment ecstacy

    80 hours and counting.. Meanwhile the american full employment officer fort country clubs have every single weekend off.. Free flights..cars..business discounts..and police friends to enforce the perks of full employment.. You name it.. They have it... Spas and pools like hollywood.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jazzzz

    then reveal yourself.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Of course none of this is going to effect the D.O.D. If anything,they'll get the usual increase in expenditures as always. It goes to show how tight a grip the MIC(military-industrial-complex) has on our Congress and White House!!!

    April 14, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzz

    DIDNT THINK SO.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzz

    you idiot.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. AMERICA 1st

    i hope they keep the loot going for the military and retirees

    April 14, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jazzzz

    no more text time left. bye for now till tomorrow. I want my answer.

    April 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
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