Senate Approves $1T Omnibus (The Hill)

The Senate approved the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill Thursday, sending it to the White House for President Obama’s signature and sparing the government from another government shutdown. Senators voted 72-26 in favor of the bill, and all “no” votes came from Senate Republicans, including GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Whip John Cornyn (Texas). That followed a 72-26 vote to end debate, which needed 60 votes. With the Senate’s passage, Obama has until the end of Saturday to sign it into law — Saturday is when federal funding runs out. Read more