Temporary government funding bill clears Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:03pm EDT

Related Topics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday overcame Tea Party-backed roadblocks and advanced a bill that would avert a government shutdown by funding federal agencies beyond October 1.

The Senate got the minimum 60 votes it needed to speed up passage of the legislation, which was expected to occur shortly.

The measure would then be sent to the House of Representatives, where Tea Party-backed lawmakers have been insisting on attaching proposals that are almost certain to be rejected by the Democratic-controlled Senate and President Barack Obama.

(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (3)
BioStudies wrote:
Didn’t Obama say that the size of our national debt was unpatriotic and irresponsible back when it was under TEN TRILLION!?

Just checking.

Sep 27, 2013 1:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cvpn81 wrote:
…and the republican party will once again screw the entire country over in 3….2…..1…. and this is great…now we have AAAALLLL this to look forward to again on november 15th. awesome.

Sep 27, 2013 2:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Speaker2 wrote:
If the House Speaker had any balls, he would take the Senate Bill, extend it for 1-year and the Democrats and some Republicans would pass it, without any need of those 40-50 right wing reactionaries

Sep 27, 2013 3:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

Recommended Newsletters

Reuters U.S. Top News
A quick-fix on the day's news published with Reuters videos and award-winning news photography and delivered at your choice of one of four times during the day.
Reuters Deals Today
The latest Reuters articles on M&A, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds and regulatory updates delivered to your inbox each day.
Reuters Technology Report
Your daily briefing on the latest tech developments from around the world from Reuters expert tech correspondents.