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Congress OKs $1 Trillion Budget Deal, Sends Bill to Obama

The Senate has given sweeping approval to a year-end budget package that boosts federal agency spending and awards tax cuts to families and an array of business interests.   The 65-33 vote sent President Barack Obama a package combining $1.14 trillion in new spending in 2016, and $680 billion in tax cuts over the coming decade — a peaceful end to a yearlong struggle over the budget, taxes, and Republican efforts to derail his regulatory agenda.   Obama will sign the measure,...

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