WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., introduced legislation Monday that would prevent a government shutdown after Sept. 30, but its failure to raise transportation spending has drawn an angry reaction from Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

The legislation, known as a continuing resolution, or CR, would continue funding at current levels for federal agencies, programs and services. The current CR expires at the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. But congressional leaders and White House officials agreed in July to a deal that would extend it at $1.047 trillion for another six months past the November presidential election and through the end of March 2013.

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