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All Minnesotans in House except Bachmann back government funding bill

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Rep. Michele Bachmann opposed the initial deal in December because it doesn't balance the budget.

WASHINGTON — Everyone in Minnesota’s House delegation except Rep. Michele Bachmann voted Wednesday for a budget bill that will keep the government open through September.

The bill was the end result of budget negotiations borne out of the budget deal Congress passed in December. The deal will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year in September and undo some of the sequestration cuts that were set to kick in this year.

Bachmann opposed the initial deal in December because it doesn’t balance the budget. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison opposed the December deal because of the overall funding levels within it, but in the end he decided to vote for today’s bill as a means for funding the government this year.

The final vote on Wednesday was 359-67; the Senate is expected to take up the bill before the end of the week.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 01/15/2014 - 05:04 pm.

    She could help

    by returning what’s left of her salary and benefits.
    That would at least be consistent with her objection to funding the government.

  2. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 01/15/2014 - 07:58 pm.

    She is hoplessly looking

    for a way to become relevant. She better hurry up the lame duck is just about to become less relevant than she already is.

  3. Submitted by Dennis Litfin on 01/16/2014 - 08:46 pm.


    Let it be election time so we can get rid of this deadbeat. Anyone, anyone else, please !

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