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US House Rejects Balanced Budget Amendment

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has rejected legislation to force Congress to balance its budget, the latest develpment as lawmakers look for ways to cut spending. The measure, in a vote Friday of 261 in favor and 165 against, failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed for passage. The legislation, pushed by majority Republicans, would […]

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US House Votes Friday on Balanced Budget Amendment

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives votes Friday on legislation that would force Congress to balance its budget, while a bipartisan committee scrambles to identify budget cuts ahead of a key deadline next week. The legislation would amend the U.S. Constitution to require that Congress not spend more than it receives in any given fiscal year. […]

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US House Votes Friday on Balanced Budget Amendment

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives votes Friday on legislation that would force Congress to balance its budget, while a bipartisan committee scrambles to identify budget cuts ahead of a key deadline next week. The legislation would amend the U.S. Constitution to require that Congress not spend more than it receives in any given fiscal year. […]

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US Congress Approves Temporary Spending Measure

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Congress has approved a stopgap measure that funds the federal government through December 16. By a vote of 298 to 121, lawmakers in the House of Representatives Thursday passed the bill that allows the government to keep operating when current funding levels expire Friday. The Senate then approved the measure by a 70 […]

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House Lawmakers Pass Temporary Spending Measure

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a stopgap measure that funds the federal government through December 16. By a vote of 298 to 121, lawmakers Thursday passed the bill that allows the government to keep operating when current funding levels expire at midnight Friday. The legislation now goes to the Senate for a vote. […]

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Japan Approves Extra Budget to Deal with Earthquake Aftermath

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s government has approved an extra $157 billion draft budget to help pay for the reconstruction of tsunami-affected areas in the country’s northeast. The supplementary budget was approved by the Japanese cabinet on Friday, and calls for the issuance of bonds to help pay for the bulk of the rebuilding from the March disaster. It […]

Obama Signs Budget Stop-Gap Measure

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a short-term budget measure that funds the federal government through November 18. President Obama signed the bill early Wednesday. The House of Representatives passed the legislation Tuesday. The Senate approved it last week. The legislation gives Congress and the White House more time to work out their differences on […]

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House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a short-term measure that funds the federal government through November 18. Lawmakers Tuesday approved the stopgap measure, known as a continuing resolution, by a margin of 352 to 66. The bill, which passed the Senate last week, now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. The legislation […]

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US House Approves Gov’t Funding Through Oct. 4

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 12:29 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that would temporarily avert a government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends on Friday. The measure passed Thursday, known as a short-term continuing resolution, continues funding for the government until October 4. The Senate approved the bill earlier this week. Its next stop is the White […]

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Congressional Accord Avoids US Goverment Shutdown

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 12:09 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that would temporarily fund government operations and avert a shutdown when the current fiscal year ends on Friday. In a bipartisan vote , the Democratic-controlled Senate late Monday approved a stopgap spending measure, known as a “continuing resolution,” to keep the government operating through November 18. The approval came […]

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