House Passes Stopgap; Obama Promises Veto

President calls it a 'distraction,' and it won't clear Senate anyway
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 7, 2011 2:30 PM CDT
House Speaker John Boehner speaks to the media on April 7.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The GOP-controlled House easily passed another stopgap measure today that would keep the government running for another week, but President Obama called it a "distraction" and promised to veto it if reached his desk. It probably won't, however, because Senate Democrats aren't expected to even consider it. Obama, meanwhile, sat down again this afternoon John Boehner and Harry Reid, but both men emerged from the White House after about 90 minutes to say there still was no deal. Another meeting is scheduled for this evening.

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