Senate Approves $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill


Despite procedural blocks in the Senate, the omnibus spending measure for 2015 has passed the Senate. It now moves to President Obama for his signature.

The vote was 56-40 in favor of the measure, with 22 Democrats and 18 Republicans voting no.

The mega-bill contains 11 provisions, funding most of the government through September 2015. The Department of Homeland Security will receive funding through Feb. 27, 2015.

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Greed has won. The middle-class continues to die. Our poor are poorer than they’ve ever been (since post WW2). And our 0.1% class continues to suck up a higher percentage of U.S. wealth than at any time since the Great Depression. — Quote found on NPR Comments