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White House 'Applauds' Senate, Urges Swift Passage Of Deal

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The deal will fund the government through Jan. 15 at current spending levels of $986.3 billion, established by the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration, and raise the debt limit through Feb. 7. House Republican leaders are expected to bring up the bill for a vote today, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who led the defund Obamacare movement, signaled he would not obstruct the measure in the Senate.