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Senate sends $1.1 trillion spending bill to Obama

Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post
Jan 17 2014 - 11:07am

WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $1.1 trillion spending bill that eases sharp budget cuts known as the sequester and guarantees that the nation will not endure another government shutdown until at least Oct. 1.After three years of politically bruising and economically damaging battles over the budget, the bipartisan...

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Lawmakers unveil $1.1 trillion spending plan

Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post
Jan 14 2014 - 8:49am

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators late Monday unveiled a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal year and end the lingering threat of another government shutdown.With a deadline fast approaching at midnight Wednesday, House and Senate leaders were preparing a temporary bill to keep...

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To younger military vets, pension cuts break a promise

Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post
Dec 31 2013 - 9:47am

WASHINGTON -- After 25 years of service, including combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, Lt. Col. Stephen Preston retired from the Army and began collecting a pension of nearly $55,000 a year. The money made it possible for Preston to go back to college, get his MBA and embark on a second career in corporate strategy.

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Hatch: Budget deal the "best we could hope for"

Ed O'Keefe, Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post
Dec 17 2013 - 9:40am

WASHINGTON -- Despite a concerted attack by conservative advocacy groups, a bipartisan deal to roll back sharp spending cuts known as the sequester appeared on track to clear the Senate after a growing number of Republicans declared their support for the measure.On Monday, Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah) and Johnny Isakson (Ga.) added their names to a...

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