White House, lawmakers hail year-end deal on spending, taxes

White House, lawmakers hail year-end deal on spending, taxesWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and lawmakers of both parties grudgingly embraced a massive government-wide budget deal Wednesday combining more than a trillion dollars in year-end spending with hundreds of billions in tax cuts for businesses, families and special interests of every kind. Leaders planned to push it to final passage by week’s end and quickly adjourn for the holidays, ending a tumultuous year on Capitol Hill.

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