Dozens of trade-offs in $1.1 trillion budget bill

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, and GOP leaders face reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, following a weekly House Republican Conference meeting. Behind Boehner are, from left, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D. The Republicans tied the recent stagnant employment reports to the policies of President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming in 10 months.

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