Senate

Senate Ready To Vote For Spending Measure House GOP Swears To Reject

Spending debate continues on Capitol Hill

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The Senate is poised to pass a short-term spending measure Friday and send it back to the House, with just fours days to go before a threatened federal government shutdown.

The fate of the bill remained in limbo in the House as the Republican Party's rebellious right wing is blocking a strategy by Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) for navigating a series of deadlines to keep the government funded and avoid the nation's first default.