U.S. House approves $1.1 trln measure to fund gov't through Sept. 30

by Reuters
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 21:15 GMT

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that eliminates the threat of a government shutdown through Sept. 30 and offers lawmakers a chance to end four years of chaotic, crisis-driven budgeting.

The vote, which reflected strong bipartisan support in the Republican-controlled chamber, sends the measure to the U.S. Senate for consideration and passage by a midnight Saturday deadline.

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