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The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill on Thursday, funding the government through September and successfully staving off all talk of a shutdown between now and then.
The bill passed 72-26, with all no votes coming from Republicans. The spending bill passed the House on Wednesday by a vote of 359-67.
The passage of the bill marks the culmination of months of bipartisan work following the government shutdown in October. Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, the chairs of the Budget Committee in their respective chambers, crafted a compromise budget with which both sides had objections but on which both could agree. Then Appropriations Committee chairs Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Rep. Hal Rogers stepped in to assign how all of that money would be spent.