House Approves Continuing Appropriations Bill

On September 23, 2011, the House passed HR 2608 by 219 – 203. The measure provides for continuing discretionary appropriations until November 18, 2011, with the codicil that the total be reduced from previous levels by 1.503%. Twenty-four Republicans voted against the bill to voice displeasure with the continued massive spending, while six moderate Democrats voted for the measure – Altmire (PA-4), Holden (PA-17), Kissel (NC-8), McCarthy (NY-4), Michaud (ME-2), and Welch (VT-at large).

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