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House sets vote on $1.4 trillion federal spending bill


Last updated 12/18/2019 at 2:36am

The U.S. Capitol in Washington is shrouded in mist, Friday night, Dec. 13. This coming week's House vote for the impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton. AP photo/J. Scott Applewhite photo

Andrew Taylor

The Associated Press

The Democratic-controlled House was voting Tuesday, Dec. 17, on a $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending package with an unusually large load of unrelated provisions on the must-do legislation.

The package, some 2,313 pages long, was unveiled Monday as lawmakers prepared to wrap up reams of unfinished work against a backdrop of Wednesday's vote on impeaching President Donald Trump.

The spending legislation would forestall a government shutdown this weekend and give Trump steady funding for his U.S.-Mexico border fence. The year-end package is anchored by...

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