Lieberman Walks to Senate to Overcome GOP Filibuster on $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Senators narrowly voted Saturday to cut off debate on an omnibus spending bill with $447 billion in discretionary spending. The final vote will come Sunday afternoon. The $1.1 trillion measure will essentially keep the government running but includes budget boosts to the Education Department, the State Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, and others. It bundles six of the 12 annual spending bills -- cutting off a lengthy appropriations process -- and combines $650...Full Story
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