House approves bill to fund Obama priorities

WASHINGTON Wed Dec 8, 2010 6:43pm EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a slimmed-down spending bill that funds many of President Barack Obama's top priorities but denies him billions of additional dollars he had sought for government operations.

The bill, which passed by a vote of 212 to 206, would extend last year's budget until October 2011, reflecting the failure of Congress to pass any of the 12 appropriations bills that fund government operations. It now goes to the Senate for needed concurrence.

(Reporting by Donna Smith; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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