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US Congress Unveils $1 Trillion Spending Bill

Negotiators from the US Senate and House of Representatives unveiled a $1 trillion spending bill, eliminating the threat of another government shutdown.
US Congress Unveils $1 Trillion Spending Bill
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Via AFP:

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a three-day extension of federal funding to allow for final debate over a recently-negotiated $1 trillion spending bill.

The chamber green-lighted the measure on a simple voice vote, a dramatic change from the political fights that marred much of last year's fiscal debate and led to a paralyzing 16-day government shut-down in October.

But with completion of the so-called "omnibus" bill that appropriates federal funds across most agencies of the government, the likelihood of another shutdown this week is remote, although both chambers eve...

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