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Senate Passes Long Term Spending Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown

Senate Passes Long Term Spending Bill To Avoid Government ShutdownIn a rare Saturday session, the Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending measure that would fund most of the government for nine months, capping off a week of high-stakes drama over the funding bill and avoiding any government shutdown in the near future.The Senate voted 56 to 40 to approve the measure. The bill will now head to the White House for President Obama’s signature.The spending measure will fund the government, except for the Department of Homeland Security, through next September. The DHS will be funded through Feb. …

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