House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

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Photo: Office of House Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – The House voted 316-113 Friday on a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill aimed at keeping the government funded through late 2016.

The wide margin was not initially secured after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) noted during a press conference Thursday that Democrats, who were needed to secure a majority, had some within their ranks who were unsatisfied with a provision to lift a ban on oil exports to non-NAFTA countries as well as the absence of language that would allow Puerto Rico to restructure its debt.

166 Democrats ended up backing the bill along with 150 Republicans.

The legislation will likely go to the Senate on Friday. The White House has indicated that Obama will sign the bill.

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