(WASHINGTON) -- The House has passed the two-week continuing resolution by a count of 335-91. Six Republicans opposed the temporary spending bill while 104 Democrats joined the Republican majority in supporting it.
The bill cuts about $1.24 billion from eight programs that President Obama has signaled he would like cut from his 2012 budget, and also eliminates $2.7 billion in earmarks.
The House had previously passed a seven-month spending bill, but the Senate has been resistant to bring the measure to the floor for a vote.
As ABC News reported earlier Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled the Senate would vote on the House’s two-week spending bill within the next 48 hours in order to buy Congress more time to work out a compromise on a long-term solution.
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