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House Passes Three Week Spending Bill

By on 3.15.11 | 3:33PM

Despite a large defection of Republicans, the House of Representatives has just passed a three-week spending bill aimed at averting a government shut down, by a margin of 271 to 158. In the end 54 Republicans voted against it, but 85 Democrats voted for it, enabling it to pass.

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