Congress OKs bill averting government shutdown (AP) – 1492th Edition

18 11 2011

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)AP – A weekend government shutdown that neither party wanted was averted when Congress approved a compromise spending bill Thursday, as leaders overcame major defections by Republicans angry over what they considered excessive spending. To the dismay of liberals, the measure also blocks Obama administration plans to impose stricter nutrition standards on school lunches.

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