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Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 18:31
US Congress passes contentious $1.1tn budget
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The US Senate has completed congressional approval of a controversial $1.1tn (£700bn) federal budget which will now be sent to President Barack Obama to sign.

The Senate passed the bill by 56-40 in a late-night vote on Saturday.

The budget had been the subject of months of intense cross-party debate, with both Democrats and Republicans making concessions.

The bill avoids a government shutdown which could have started next week.
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