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House Approves a $1.1T Funding Bill

December 18, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives easily and overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 trillion spending package — by a 316-113 vote — that includes the first major change approved by Congress to ObamaCare, and keeps the government open through September 2016. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) won 150 GOP votes, a majority of his conference that represents a big victory for the new speaker, while 95 Republicans voted against the spending bill. Only 18 Democrats voted against the spending bill, while 166 supported it.

The Senate is expected to pass the package later today, likely after pairing it with a massive tax package approved by the House on Thursday. The White House has said President Obama will sign both measures.

Source: The Hill