House OKs $1.1 trillion spending bill

Vote aims to avoid repeat of government shutdown

Posted: January 16, 2014 at 5:39 a.m.

The House bipartisan spending bill passed Wednesday fills out the budget agreement forged by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., shown Dec. 10 when they first announced the agreement.

The U.S. House on Wednesday passed a $1.1 trillion bipartisan spending bill that would finance the federal government through Sept. 30 and avoid a repeat of October’s partial shutdown.

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