Friday, December 12, 2014

House approves $1 trillion spending package

WASHINGTON — In a dramatic vote late Thursday evening, the U.S. House narrowly approved a $1 trillion government spending package despite a rare uprising from House Democrats. The bill passed on a 219-206 vote.

Congress was set to approve a two-day stopgap funding bill to give the U.S. Senate time to pass the package and get it to President Obama's desk. Government funding had been scheduled to run out at midnight.

House Democrats derailed plans Thursday afternoon for a vote on the funding bill after lawmakers rebelled over provisions tucked into the measure to roll back regulations on Wall Street and ease campaign finance laws.

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There's a very good reason they do this shit at Midnight as most of the country is asleep...

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