Senate moves closer to passage of House spending bill for 2014-2015

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Procedural vote moves Senate one step closer to budget deal passage - NBC Politics

The Senate cast a key procedural vote on Tuesday in support of a budget compromise to stabilize government funding into late 2015.

Senators voted 67 to 33 to cut off debate on the bipartisan budget passed last week by a relatively overwhelming margin by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives. Twelve Republicans joined with the majority Democrats to move toward final passage of the budget measure...

...The Senate is expected to vote on final passage of the budget this week, which would send the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature. The final vote will require a simple majority and is widely expected to pass.

The legislation cleared the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome the threat of a filibuster by a somewhat healthy margin, given the partisan stratification over most key measures in the Senate. A handful of moderate and veteran Republicans offered their support to at least end debate on the budget. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., voted against the procedural motion.

The GOP has caved. It doesn't want shutdown II.

Interesting to see what this will do for the Tea Party in terms of energy going into the 2014 mid-terms.
 

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