Senate Scraps $1.1T Spending Bill

Law360, New York (December 17, 2010, 12:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate has abruptly abandoned attempts to move a $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill — which would have funded new military programs, health care and financial regulatory reform, and food safety enforcement — in favor of a short-term spending extension set to expire in February.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced late Thursday that he did not have the votes to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2011, a comprehensive legislative package unveiled on Tuesday combining all 12 appropriations bills for the...
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