Congress buys more time for budget dispute

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:47 PM
Congress buys more time for budget dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congress on Thursday bought itself more time to work out a much-delayed deal to fund the government for the next six months.

The Democratic-controlled Senate amassed enough votes to pass a sixth stopgap bill to keep the government running through April 8.

The measure has already passed the House of Representatives and will head to President Barack Obama to sign into law when the vote concludes.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Eric Beech)