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House Passes Spending Bill

Many of severe cuts from sequestration restored

January 16, 2014
By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON - A $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before next fall's election steamed through the battle-weary House on Wednesday over tepid protests from tea party conservatives, driven by a bipartisan desire to restore painful cuts in domestic and defense programs and show disaffected voters that Congress can do its job.

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