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Catchall Government Funding Bill Released By Senate

March 14th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Top Senate Democrats and Republicans this week  released a catchall government funding bill that denies President Barack Obama new money for implementing signature first-term accomplishments like new regulations on Wall Street and his expansion of government health care subsidies but provides modest additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highway projects. The measure is the product of bipartisan negotiations and is the legislative vehicle to fund the day-to-day operations of government through Sept. 30 — and prevent a government shutdown when current funding runs out March 27. Maryland democratic Senator Ben Cardin dismissed criticisms that the democrats have not approved a budget in four years…

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