Deal Reached on Trillion-Dollar Government Spending Package

December 16, 2015 4:44 AM

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After weeks of back and forth negotiations, congressional Republicans and Democrats have finally struck a deal on a $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill, legislation that would avert a government shutdown and fund government through October of 2016.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wi., announced the deal on the package, called the Omnibus, to House Republicans during a closed door conference meeting Tuesday night.

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