House Republicans Voice Support For $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

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January 14, 2014 AT 12:34 PM
Republicans in the House of Representatives voiced tentative support for a $1.1 trillion spending bill, signaling likely passage and removing one source of potential drama ahead of the 2014 elections. The 1,582-page measure provides a $45 billion increase in military and domestic spending to ease automatic, "sequester" budget cuts and about $85 billion in Afghanistan war funding this fiscal year. It is scheduled for a House vote after passage of a three day stop-gap funding measure to allow time for consideration in the Senate.