Budget compromise leaves conservatives and liberals alike unhappy
Nebraska and Iowa senators have been objecting to parts of the compromise budget plan, which would ease the bite of the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration in combination with targeted trims. Clockwise from upper left: Chuck Grassley, Deb Fischer, Tom Harkin and Mike Johanns.
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 11:06 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a $1.1 trillion federal spending plan, a peaceful and bipartisan truce after years of bitter feuding over the government's role and reach.
The 72-26 vote sends the bill to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it. It came a day after the House also gave it strong bipartisan backing.
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Friday, January 17, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 11:06 am.