Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

Posted at 4:44 PM, Dec 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-13 16:44:25-05

(CNN) — The U.S. Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the government through September, approving it in an unusual Saturday evening vote.

The Senate passed a short-term spending bill tha0t will fund the government through Wednesday, averting a shutdown while the chamber debates a bill to fund the government.

President Barack Obama signed the stopgap funding bill Saturday evening. Without it, funding was due to dry up Saturday night.

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