The Senate passed and sent to President Barack Obama Saturday a bill that will keep the government funded and running through March 27.
The measure passed 62 to 30. All but one opponent was Republican. The GOP lawmakers protested the bill does not cut spending enough. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., also voted no.
That same complaint surfaced in the Republican-led House of Representatives, which passed the same bill earlier this month. But many Republicans there figured that when the bill's provisions expire, they could have a stronger majority and get deeper cuts.
The measure allows funding at current rates for federal agencies and services. The $1.047 trillion bill represents an across the board increase of 0.6 percent.
Also included is disaster funding at last year's level, which could help victims of Hurricane Isaac. The bill also has $88.5 billion in war-related funding for Department of Defense (DOD) Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), the amount requested by the Administration.
Congress Saturday left until after the election, and plans to return November 13.