House passes continuing resolution

The House passed the continuing resolution Thursday morning which will fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year. On a 318-109 vote, representatives approved the plan passed by the Senate Wednesday which locks-in the across-the-board sequester budget cuts but does allow for some shuffling of funds by the military and some federal agencies. It includes a $55 million shift in USDA funds to the Food Safety and Inspection Service to prevent the furloughing of federal meat inspectors this summer.

The bill now goes to the President.


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