PBS NewsHour

House Passes Spending Bill, Preventing Government Shutdown

Clip: 03/06/2013 | 2m 54s

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stopgap bill to cover expenses through September in order to avert a government shutdown, but retained the sequester budget cuts. The bill now goes to the Senate, where Democrats hope to build in more exceptions to the automatically-mandated cuts. Gwen Ifill reports.

Aired: 03/06/13

Rating: NR

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