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Posted at 3:09 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Government funding measure clears Senate

By Felicia Sonmez

The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would continue to fund the government through March 4, sending the measure to the House ahead of a midnight deadline.

The 79-to-16 vote came hours after the spending measure passed a key test vote by a similarly wide margin.

The House is expected to pass the measure later Tuesday, sending it on to President Obama to sign into law. The president must sign the bill by midnight in order to avert a federal shutdown.

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By Felicia Sonmez  | December 21, 2010; 3:09 PM ET
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Congress  
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Any rumblings on whether or not the government is closing early Thursday?

Posted by: JTF- | December 21, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Of course the government is closing early. Even if it's not official, it'll be 90% closed by 2pm.

You 'crats make me sick. It's bad enough you'll spend all of Thursday asking when you get out, but to start on Tuesday? Uck.

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