Read more @: Senate passes $1.1T funding billThe Senate voted 56-40 late Saturday evening to pass a $1.1 trillion spending package that funds most of the government through next September.The vote culminates a weak of acrimonious sniping and sends the spending bill to President Obama’s desk for a signature.
The debate exposed divisions within the Democratic and Republican caucuses on both sides of the Capitol and sets the stage what could be a year of internecine squabbling in 2015.
The package includes 11 appropriations bills that fund most of the government through Sept. 30 and a continuing resolution (CR) funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 27.
It nearly died in the House this week after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a rising star among her party’s liberal base, urged House Democrats to oppose it because of language repealing a key provision of the 2010 Wall Street Reform Act.
Well, all the drama has come to an end. As suspected the bill has passed. The gov stays open, no more drama.