Senate to take up bill to keep government running

Dec 12, 2014 8:40 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running through September is expected to eventually pass the Senate, but not before taking some lumps from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

The measure passed the House yesterday after a day of drama. GOP leaders sent the House into a seven-hour recess to give the White House time to lobby Democrats angry that the measure weakens rules on the financial industry and allows wealthy donors to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into political parties.

The Senate vote could come today but might not happen until the weekend.


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