$1T Bill Squeaks by First Vote in House



A bill designed to avert a government shutdown-as well as soften a 2009 financial reform bill and make it harder to legalize marijuana in Washington, D.C.-is likely to pass by a narrow margin in the House on Thursday.

A procedural vote earlier in the day put the $1.01 trillion package through by a margin of two votes, with all Democrats present voting against it, along with about a dozen Republicans. One of those two votes as Michigan’s Rep. Kerry Bentivolio who switched his vote at the last minute (he wasn’t about to let “Nancy Pelosi win,” he says), but doubts whether he will support it on final passage because the bill doesn’t defund President Obama’s executive order on immigration. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


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