Senators have passed a continuing resolution (H. J. RES. 44) to keep the government funded through March 18 by a vote of 91-9. The bill now goes to the President for his signature.
According to the AP, this legislation contains “$4 billion in cuts” that are “not particularly controversial.”
About $2.7 billion was ticketed for earmarked projects, and the balance for education and other programs that Obama had proposed terminating or reducing next year.
Update: President Obama has signed this legislation into law.