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House approves continuing resolution

March 6, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives today voted 267-151 to approve a continuing resolution (H.R. 933) to fund the government through the end of fiscal year 2013. The new CR reflects current funding for most government agencies (excluding the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, which would see increases in their funding), minus the $85 billion in cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act’s sequester, including a 2% reduction to providers’ Medicare payments. Under the bill, which next moves to the Senate, funding for military health programs would increase by about $233 million. The current CR expires March 27.