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US House narrowly approves US$1.1t budget

Pelosi breaks with White House on bill provision to roll back regulation of Dodd-Frank Act

Published Fri, Dec 12, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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The US House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly passed a US$1.1 trillion spending package that would fund most government operations for the fiscal year after a rancorous debate that reflected the new power held by Republicans and the disarray among Democrats in the aftermath of the midterm elections.

The accord was reached just hours before the midnight deadline, in a 219-206 vote, amid the last-minute brinkmanship and bickering that have come to mark one of Congress's most polarised - and least productive - eras. The legislation heads to the Senate, which is expected to pass it in the coming days.

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