House unexpectedly defeats spending bill

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Posted: Sep 21, 2011 5:53 PM
House unexpectedly defeats spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill that would fund the government past September 30 unexpectedly failed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday as dozens of Republicans broke with party leaders and Democrats objected to a cut to an electric-vehicle program.

The measure failed by a vote of 195 to 230.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by John O'Callaghan)