Marking a truce after years of fiscal feuding in Washington, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending package Thursday that effectively ended the threat of an election-year government shutdown.
The shadow of the US Capitol dome is cast on the Senate chambers, seen from atop the Capitol dome December 19, 2013 in Washington, DC
The Senate voted 72 to 26 to approve the massive bill, in a show of bipartisanship after the House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday for the measure to fund the federal government through September.
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