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House Approves Continuing Resolution On Government Spending

December 13, 2010 by  

House approves continuing resolution on government spendingThe House of Representatives approved a $1.1 trillion continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the Federal government through Sept. 30 of next year.

According to media reports, the bill passed 212-206. The CR is needed to avoid a shutdown of government services after Congress failed to pass any of the 12 regular appropriation bills for 2011. This year also marked the first time lawmakers failed to pass a budget resolution, which is the first step in the annual budget process, since 1974.

The CR approved by the House freezes 2011 discretionary appropriations at the current level, providing about $46 billion less than President Barack Obama had requested. According to The Hill, Representative Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) wants Congress to pass a spending bill that returns to 2008 levels, which he said would save $100 billion over time.

The news provider reports that the Senate bill will likely include $19 billion more in funding than the House CR and contain Congressional earmarks.

Peter Groff, the president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, hopes the Senate includes language in the bill that will allow the $125 million in charter school allocations to be spent on "expanding out best charter models, as well as on facility-related assistance," he said in a statement.

"Empowering the U.S. Department of Education to effectively use its funding is critical for the growth of the sector," Groff added. "More than 420,000 children are hoping for an additional seat at a public charter school, and the best charter schools are routinely faced with a greater demand than available capacity."

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  • Rolland

    And so it goes

  • Mick

    Rolland says:

    And so it goes

    A very high price to pay to produce mediocre thinking human beings……..

  • John Galt

    When will more people come to recognize that when speaking of government, it’s not “You get what you pay for: but instead “you pay for what you get”, and only in a free (laissez-faire) market system do you actually have control over the benefit produced from spending. Government can best be described as a “money disposal system.”

  • tim

    No one even tried to balance a budget. No one looked at all the useless programs. Typical!!! Vote independent, time to get rid of the 2 party system. All they do is run for re-election the minute they get voted in and blame the other party!!

  • Bill from N.C.

    Abolish the DOE,and let the states handle this.

  • Raggs

    Nobody has mentioned where the money will come from… China prehaps?
    What happens when North Korea declares war on South Korea and the US? China and Russia steps in to aid North Korea?

    • http://?? Joe H.

      THAT is when we tell China,”sorry we aren’t payin now!!”

  • s c

    In some respects, Americans are some of the dumbest people on the face of the planet. When it comes to getting a dollar’s worth of services, goods or results, Americans must surely be near the proverbial bottom of the barrel.
    I fail to see how we would be any worse off if America had a bona fide, enforceable contract with a group that specializes in getting things done. Between Congress and the White House, America has to look forward to wasting this generation’s wealth, the next generation’s wealth and (at the current rate with this half-assed, utopian administration), America will be forever in debt. Isn’t it curious how we have so many people who think America continues to improve? Probably, those who think we’re better off now can’t understand the difference between evolution and devolution, and we have to endure becoming two-legged sheep.

  • Earl

    This bill contains within it the FOOD FASCISM bill( the so-called food modernization and farm act)(formerly S.510) HR 3082! I sincerely hope it dies in the senate, as this bill was hidden on page 185 to keep the house from voting it down. It’s a sad day when bills can’t pas or fail on their own merits but have to be camouflaged to be voted on unknowingly…….Despicable!


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