House Passes Bipartisan, 2-Year Budget Deal

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 9:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday easily passed a bipartisan budget agreement to fund the government for two years and avert a possible government shutdown after current spending resolutions expire Jan. 15.

In its final vote of the year, the House passed the bill 332-94, with 169 Republicans and 163 Democrats supporting the budget deal, and 62 Republicans and 32 Democrats voting against it.

The bill, crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., slightly increases spending and restores some funds that...
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