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House Passes Spending Bill, Preventing Government Shutdown

  • Aired: 03/06/2013
  • 02:54
  • Rating: E
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.
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