Dems, GOP reach agreement for spending bill vote
Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached agreement for a final vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill.
The long-term funding bill was the main item left on Congress’ year-end agenda. Once passed, the bill will head to President Barack Obama for his signature.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill provides funds for nearly the entire government through the Sept. 30 end of the current budget year.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced the agreement to move ahead tonight.
Congress has sent President Barack Obama a short-term spending bill that will keep the federal government operating through Wednesday and avert a government shutdown.