U.S. spending bill likely to pass Senate, may take a few days

Senate Majority Leader Reid speaks to reporters on upcoming budget battle in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate looked set to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill but it might need a few days to overcome procedural hurdles before voting on legislation that averts a government shutdown and ends jitters over major budget standoffs until next fall. …

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