Senate Approves $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

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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.

Spending Bill Text: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CPRT-113HPRT91668/pdf/CPRT-113HPRT91668.pdf

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