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Tuesday
Mar012011

House to Vote on Stopgap Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on a continuing resolution that will keep the government running for the next two weeks.

The two-week stopgap budget deal will include $4 billion in spending cuts to education and transportation programs and earmarks.  If approved, it will spare the government from shutting down Friday, when funds run out.

House Speaker John Boehner said Congress has a complicated but necessary job to do.

"If American families can do with less there's no reason why the government can't do with less," he said.

Boehner added that if the Senate approves the deal, it will move the budget process forward.

"The American people want us to get our fiscal house in order.  And this is a step in the right direction," he said.

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