Senate Approves 2014 Budget; Removes Prospect Of Another Shutdown

(Washington, DC) -- A more than one-trillion dollar budget is headed to the White House after final approval by the Senate.
The budget removes the prospect of another bitter spending dispute and government shutdown. The compromise budget fully funds the federal government through the current fiscal year. It is the result of the two-year, compromise spending blueprint that Republicans and Democrats agreed to last month. After earlier approval by the House, President Obama is expected to sign the budget bill soon.
Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, cheered the vote.