Comments for: Shutdown unlikely as US House approves spending bill to keep government going

Posted Sept. 13, 2012, at 8:07 p.m.

WASHINGTON — No longer interested in shutting down the government, the Republican-led House approved legislation Thursday to keep it running into next year, jettisoning the GOP’s earlier strategy of using the annual federal funding bill as leverage to extract spending cuts. The House approved the measure, 329-91. The Senate, where …

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