House Passes Three-Week Continuing Resolution, 271-158

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March 15 2011 3:25 PM

House Passes Three-Week Continuing Resolution, 271-158

It wasn't close, but it was closer than the last vote. Only six Republicans opposed the two-week CR, but 54 opposed it this time, making that decision based on objections over the short-term CR's failure to defund "ObamaCare" implementation, Planned Parenthood, and public broadcasting -- and over irritation, generally, at the drip-drip compromise process. The first CR passed with 335 votes, so this one lost 64 votes , coming from both sides. Republicans needed Democratic votes to push this through.

So the government's funded through April 8, with $10 billion of spending cut so far by CRs.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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