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House OKs Continuing Resolution
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Mar 21, 2013 05:47 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Meat inspectors will stay on the job and farmers can sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program under an appropriations bill that the House passed Thursday before leaving for a two-week break.

The bill is a continuing resolution that funds the entire government through Sept. 30, but it includes the Agriculture appropriations bill and an amendment to pay for meat inspectors who would have been furloughed due to budget cuts required under the Budget Control Act. The cuts are known as sequestration.

The House vote was 318 to 109. The Senate passed the same bill on Wednesday. ...

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