Senate sends $1.8 trillion deal to Obama

By Alexander Bolton, The Hill. 

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday in favor a $1.8 trillion package of spending bills and tax breaks, sending the legislation to President Obama’s desk for his signature. 

The 65-33 vote effectively wraps up the congressional session for the year, with the House and Senate adjourning for the holiday recess. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) hailed the vote as a major accomplishment fulfilling his 2014 campaign pledge to get the Senate back on track if voters gave Republicans control.

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