Amid rancor, House approves spending bill - Boston Globe

Amid rancor, House approves spending bill - Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — The House approved a sweeping $1. 1 trillion spending bill Thursday night, with less than three hours before a midnight deadline to fund the government, after a day of arm-twisting, uncertainty, and unlikely alliances. The struggle to approve the measure lingered through the day, with a scheduled vote on the measure delayed for seven hours, because of an unlikely battle that pitted the White House and Republicans against Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts... Fifty-seven Democrats supported the measure, while 67 Republicans opposed it. Eight of the nine members of the Massachusetts delegation voted no, the exception being Representative Michael Capuano of Somerville, who did not vote. “With a bipartisan vote, the House has passed a responsible bill to keep the government running and address the American people’s priorities,” House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement released after the vote. Warren and other liberal Democrats opposed the budget deal — which was negotiated by a group of House Republicans and Senate Democrats — chiefly because it included a provision that.

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