House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

The House passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Friday morning and then hopped town for the holidays, leaving the Senate to clear the omnibus for the president’s signature a little later in the day

House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill (The Huffington Post

In a vote that might have said more about the internal divisions of the parties than the House itself, Republicans and Democrats came together Friday to pass a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government funded until October.

The so-called omnibus bill, a year-end spending bill that incorporates legislation from the 12 appropriations subcommittees, was the product of months of negotiations between party leaders and nearly a year of work from appropriators.

The House passed the bill 316-113, with 150 Republicans supporting the measure and 95 opposed. Among Democrats, 166 voted for the legislation and 18 voted against it.

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