View Full Version : Senate sends spending bill to Obama, avoiding government shutdown

12-14-2014, 11:22 AM
By Eric Bradner, Ted Barrett and Adam Levy, CNN
updated 10:49 PM EST, Sat December 13, 2014

Washington (CNN) -- The Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending measure Saturday night funding most of the government through September, removing the threat of a shutdown for much of 2015.

The bipartisan 56-40 vote sends the bill to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law.

Passage closes a chapter of yet another fiscal battle on Capitol Hill. It came after attempts to delay the legislation by liberals who sought to strip out a policy provision that eases a Wall Street regulation and conservatives who tried to slow action on immigration.

LINK (http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/13/politics/senate-passes-spending-bill/index.html?hpt=po_c1)

12-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Now about those appointments???? (http://news.yahoo.com/ted-cruz-just-did-huge-214002995.html)