Congress unveils $1 trillion omnibus spending bill

Congress unveils $1 trillion omnibus spending bill

Lawmakers Monday night revealed a giant $1.012 trillion omnibus spending bill, contained in a 1,582-page document, that leaders plan to bring to a House vote on Wednesday and before the Senate by the weekend.
The bill covers the entire federal discretionary budget for fiscal 2014 and fleshes out the details of December’s budget agreement between Democrats and Republicans. By passing the bill, Congress would ensure the government stays open until Oct. 1.
“This is a bill that has all 12 subcommittees on it. There will be no shutdown,” Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said Monday, predicting a strong bipartisan vote.
“The fact is this is a strong bipartisan bill, it is a bicameral bill,” Mikulksi said. “We feel very good we were able to accomplish this with a lot of give and take, a lot of compromise on both sides.”

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