“The Senate passed the bill on a 73 to 26 vote, sending it to the House which had approved a different version of the bill a few weeks ago.
House leaders have indicated they are willing to accept the Senate’s version of the bill and are poised to pass it Thursday, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Several weeks ago, the House passed a bill to fund the federal government for the rest of the 2013 fiscal year. The House’s bill would fund the government until Sept. 30, capping discretionary spending at about $984 billion to reflect the nearly $60 billion cut required by the sequestration process.
The current stop-gap funding bill expires March 27.
The Senate version of the stop-gap bill keeps the overall funding level in the House bill but reallocates some funds.