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Congress passes continuing resolution to keep government spending at FY10 levels

Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) today that will fund the federal government at current FY 2010 levels until December 3.  Congress was forced to pass this measure after they failed to pass any of the 12 appropriations bills for FY2011 by the end of the current fiscal year, which ends at midnight today.  The Senate voted 69-30, and the House voted 228-194 to pass the CR. President Obama is expected to sign it before midnight tonight.

Congress has adjourned for the November elections, and they are expected to come back for a “lame duck” session on November 15.   Congress is expected to finish up work on next year’s budget when they return.

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