Senators have passed a three-week spending measure (H. J. RES. 48) to keep the government running through April 8 by a vote of 87-13. It’s already been passed by the House.
According to the AP, this continuing resolution “includes $6 billion in cuts to domestic spending in the budget year that ends Sept. 30.”
The measure would “buy time for talks about passing larger legislation to cover the day-to-day operations of the government until the 2012 budget year begins.”
Both sides say “they’re tired of running the government in two- and three-week installments.”