Senate sends Obama spending bill to sign
72-26 vote reflects don’t-kick-up-dust year
Posted: January 17, 2014 at 3:23 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year’s automatic budget cuts after Tea Party critics chastened by October’s partial shutdown mounted only a faint protest.
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