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US Congress Agrees on 2014 Government Spending Bill

Negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have reached an agreement on a $1.1 trillion budget that would fund the federal government though September. The deal potentially prevents another government shutdown. The deal was announced late Monday in a joint statement by Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski, the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Republican Representative Harold Rogers, her counterpart in the Republican-controlled House. The detailed...

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