House Passes $1.012 Trillion Spending Bill


The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bipartisan $1.012 trillion spending bill for 2014, sending it to the Senate, which hopes to wrap up passage by the end of the week.

The vote was 359-67, with the opposition coming largely from conservatives who wanted a lower spending level.

The legislation is based on the Ryan-Murray budget deal which set the spending caps and eased the automatic sequester cuts. Once enacted, it will end a nearly four-year practice of funding the government in incremental, short-term measures.