House Continues Budget Debate

By Newsroom America Staff at 17 Feb 2011

(Newsroom America) -- The House on Thursday entered its third day of debate over consideration of a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded through the end of the fiscal year.

C-SPAN reported that a final vote on the resolution is expected later today. Earlier in the week, Republican leaders said they planned to introduce a number of deep cuts to existing programs as part of an effort to trim federal red ink.

President Obama had indicated he may veto any measure he feels cuts programs too deeply, but has also signalled a willingness to work with GOP leaders on line items.

In other House business, lawmakers passed an extension of the USA Patriot Act. The Senate passed its version last week. Obama is expected to sign the bill.

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