Breaking: House Passes Spending Bill Cutting $38.5 Billion From Budget

The US House passed the spending bill that reportedly cut $38.5 billion from the federal budget.
The bill passed 260 to 167. Here’s the roll call.
Business Week reported:

The House approved spending legislation to cut $38.5 billion and avert a government shutdown. The Senate plans to pass the measure later today, bringing this year’s first major budget fight to a close.The House voted in favor of the measure 260-167. A stopgap bill currently funding the government expires tonight, and without approval by Congress and President Barack Obama, federal agencies would begin to shut down.

“Is it perfect? No,” House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said on the floor before the vote. “I’d be the first one to admit that it’s flawed. Well, welcome to divided government.”

The spending legislation now heads to the Senate, where it’s expected to sail through overwhelmingly.

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