WASHINGTON (AP) The Republican-led House has approved a massive $1.1 trillion bill financing government agencies this year.
With none of the drama and conflict of recent budget battles, lawmakers approved the measure 359-67. The Democratic-led Senate plans to vote final approval later this week.
The 1,582-page bill provides money for virtually every federal agency, spending money on everything from airports to war. It eases many - but not all - of the automatic spending cuts that took effect last year.
The lack of drama flowed from the bipartisan agreement enacted in December that laid out spending totals for the next two years. The bill approved Wednesday filled in the details.
Lawmakers from both parties had little taste for an election-year standoff that might have triggered another government shutdown - which voters hated.
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