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Senate vote: OK $85 billion cuts

Bill would avert government shutdown

March 21, 2013
By DAVID ESPO , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits - and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away. President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats rejected a call to reopen White House tours scrapped because of the tightened spending.

 
 
 

 

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