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Washington Insider
Thu Mar 7, 2013 03:50 PM CST

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HOUSE BILL WOULD LOCK IN SEQUESTER SPENDING CUTS

The House leadership brought to the floor a continuing resolution (CR) on Wednesday that would carry government spending through to the end of the 2013 fiscal year, and also lock in the $85 billion in spending cuts mandated by the sequestration process. The House approved the measure 267-151.

The current continuing resolution expires March 27; the new CR would call for federal spending in the current fiscal year to be reduced from $1.043 ...

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