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FOXNews.com – Senate Dems Defeat GOP Attempt to Filibuster $1.1T Spending Bill

December 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Let’s spend MORE money!

WASHINGTON – The Democratic-controlled Senate on Saturday turned back a Republican effort to block a final vote on a huge end-of-year spending bill that rewards most federal agencies with generous budget boosts.

The $1.1 trillion measure combines much of the year’s unfinished budget work — only a $626 billion Pentagon spending measure would remain — into a 1,000-plus-page spending bill that would give the Education Department, the State Department, the Department of Health and Human Services and others increases far exceeding inflation.

The 60-34 vote largely along party lines met the minimum threshold to end the Republican filibuster, a legislative maneuver to delay a final vote on a bill. A final vote on the spending package was set for Sunday afternoon to send the measure to President Barack Obama to sign.

FOXNews.com – Senate Dems Defeat GOP Attempt to Filibuster $1.1T Spending Bill.

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