Senate Ratifies Continuing Appropriations Bill

On September 26, 2011, the Senate ratified HR 2608 (see previous post), which provides continuing appropriations for discretionary programs for the remainder of the fiscal year. The Senate amended the bill to add $25 billion to home mortgage insurance programs.

Twelve Republican Senators voted against the bill: Ayotte (NH), Blunt (MO), Crapo (ID), Hatch (UT), Heller (NV), Inhofe (OK), Johnson (WI), Lee (UT), Paul (KY), Risch (ID), Rubio (FL), and Toomey (PA).

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