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. remilaboe

    Wow, lets keep kicking the can down the road. Good job on "avoiding a government shutdown". I'm sick of hearing about the governments problems and the parties blaming each other about who messed things up. I can't see things ever getting better for the US government.

    September 29, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |

      They all need to be booted. Bunch of childish idiots.

      September 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Felix

    If those Republican want to shut down the Goverment let they do it. The Unites States will become an out law country, the Police Department will close, Fire Houses, Hospitals and the Army will be desbanded and those Republican are going to live in a country like Somalia. It is stupid to play with politic and put our country at risk where we are becoming a Joke! in the International Arena. The Frenchs that we used to make fun of them are now laughing at us, we look like kids fighting for a candies. My feeling is that every thing is not about policy I believe it is about President Obama that make some of those racist very unconfortable. I guess some of them think that he does not deserve to be our President!

    September 29, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Lew

      Felix, You are an idiot and you are whats wrong with this country. You liberals always have excuses but wont ever make the tough decisions to make America less Dependant on others. if you love Eurpoe so much, move there...and BTW..Nobody cares about the French. This is USA.....You sound like an immigrant...IF so....Leave now! Thanks

      September 29, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Do you even have a GED?

      September 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      YES! We can always depend on France to defend the Free-World from aggression!

      Oh wait, NO WE CAN"T!!!

      France, HA! HA HA! Am I laughing at you enough now!

      September 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Didn't the French use to govern Somalia, GREAT JOB FRANCE!

      Look I love your food and fashion but the French are a JOKE when it comes to keeping the free-world, FREE!

      September 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chris

    Of course...why wouldn't they approve a bill that benefits them.

    September 29, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mammy

    More foodstamps and welfare for all the trash out there.

    September 29, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Wow, here's to hoping you never have to depend on others when you're having a rough time... you call yourself an American?

      September 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lew

      Fall on hard times...have your family bail you out......why the Govt? The Govt just steals from the working class and rewards the lazy class. Free handouts should come from Family or Friends who actually know your situation and know that your not a lazy scam artist. The Govt however just labels every welfare recipient as troubled of no fault of their own. There are people who Milk the system dry but never intend on paying taxes. Thats the problem.

      September 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |

      Mammy is truly whats wrong

      September 29, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |

      "There are people who Milk the system dry but never intend on paying taxes. Thats the problem."

      LEW....then you FIX the problem

      If you had your way we should close the banks, etc. What a fool. YOU are whats wrong with us today

      September 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. carrie

    Oh, that must be the money that was parcelled out as part of the stimulus package. Snowballs really do grow when headed down hill. Whats that, Mr. Obama wants to do more stimulus packages? Sure just shave off some more "extra" money we've got lying around. See what else begins to collaspe, thats Obama financing 101. America hows that working for you so far!?

    September 29, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. lightworker88

    the government will fall and light and love will come to this earth and the dark ones will leave

    September 29, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |

      Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah! Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah! Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah! O Lord, kum ba yah! Someone's laughing, Lord, kum

      September 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mammy

    I'm all for the darkies leaving.

    September 29, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. jh4dc5s

    Israel controls the U.S. Congress. They also did 9/11. Thats all you need to know about this issue.

    September 29, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      You may want to take that tin-foil hat off your head you use to block the mind-control signals from the Israelis!

      September 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. lightworker88

    oct 28th 2011 rememebr that date everyone

    September 29, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. moxieman58

    I agree the kicking the can is a good summary for the boys in Washington. Can you spell "disfunctional". I am a registered Republican and I am totally embarssed with the last two years of drag this country down becasue of so called Republician fanatics with no set agenda except for making a name for themselves. Welcome to the one term club....IDIOTS!!!

    September 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. unretired05

    Good old gospel song or classic sitcom? One Day at a Time.

    September 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Anomic Office Drone

    What exactly is the Republican plan? What is their better idea that improves the lives of all Americans? Tell me. I'm curious.

    September 29, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Michael

    I'm getting sick of "conservatives" and "liberals" blaming one another for all the problems we face. These extremists, whether from the right or the left, ARE the problem. The "Tea Party," Rush, MoveOn...the list goes on...and posters who themselves fall into one extremist camp or the guys are the problem! Extremism is what is killing America as we know it.

    September 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. carrie

    Do these people we elect to govern not know what a budget is? I say cut PLO off the foreign aide teat and use that money to help ourselves and our allies. Since when did terrorist need our help and financial backing?

    September 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Brownstain

    How long before we have a daily budget vote.

    September 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
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