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Senate Sends Budget Deal to Obama’s Desk

By JM Rieger and John Bennett and Matthew Fleming

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The Senate sent to President Barack Obama a massive fiscal package early Friday morning that averts a U.S. debt default and raises spending caps. The chamber worked into the wee hours of the morning. Senators cleared a key procedural hurdle on a 63-35 vote and then passed the sweeping budget deal in a 64-35 vote that also suspends the debt limit into 2017. Read more.

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