Congress Agrees on Bill to Prevent a Government Shutdown
With current funding set to expire on Friday, the House voted 335-91 on Tuesday to extend that deadline to March 18.
Tuesday afternoon Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that Senate Democrats would pass the House leadership’s continuing resolution to fund the government, with spending cuts, within the next 48 hours.
Reid added that the cuts were “wrong-headed and wrong-sided.”
In a statement released by his office, House Speaker John Boehner said it is now up to Democrats to find a resolution to the budget crisis.
“Stopgap measures like the one approved in the House today are only needed because the Democrats who run Washington failed to pass a budget last year,” said Boehner. “[They] are now failing to listen to the American people who want to keep the government running while cutting spending.”