Government funding measure clears Senate
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.
| December 21, 2010; 3:09 PM ET
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