House approves FY 2011 spending bill in 260-167 bipartisan voteSubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 17:29
House approves FY 2011 spending bill in 260-167 bipartisan vote
By Pete Kasperowicz - 04/14/11 03:00 PM ET
The House on Thursday passed a bill reflecting last week's agreement to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal 2011 by a 260-167 vote in which most Republicans supported it and most Democrats opposed it.
Although President Obama helped broker the deal and it came with the support of Democratic leaders in Congress, 108 Democrats voted against it, with 81 yes votes.
Fifty-nine Republicans voted against the measure, a sign that many conservatives are still disappointed that their leadership was not able to negotiate deeper spending cuts. That's also more than the 54 Republicans who voted against a three-week spending resolution in March over complaints that more dramatic spending reductions were not made.