Thursday, January 16
(Washington, DC) -- A roughly one-trillion dollar budget is headed to the Senate after passage by the House. The bipartisan vote was 359-67 and pushed aside the specter of another painful spending dispute. The Senate is expected to pass the measure by week's end. The compromise budget fully funds the federal government through the current fiscal year. It is the result of the two-year spending deal that Democrats and Republicans struck last month. Neither side want a repeat of last October's government shutdown.