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CR Passed That Extends Government Funding Through April 8

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CR Passed That Extends Government Funding Through April 8

March 21, 2011

The House and Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution that funds the government until April 8. The CR is similar in language to the first CR, imposing additional spending cuts of $2 billion a week for a total savings of about $6 billion. The House voted 271-158 to pass the CR. The CR passed the Senate 87-13.


The CR gives lawmakers extra time to negotiate a budget for the rest of the fiscal year. This extra time is necessary, as both sides seem unwilling to sign another CR, which opens the possibility of a government shutdown if a deal is not reached.