The House and Senate have agreed on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the government through September 30, 2014. If passed, the massive 1,582 page piece of legislation would end the threat of another government shutdown, with the deadline for it quickly approaching Wednesday by midnight. The spending bill includes 12 detailed appropriations bills that aim to restore cuts to the Head Start program, give all federal workers a 1% raise, and fund federal agencies for the remainder of the fiscal year. But Congress had to cede some provisions during the negotiations.
One of the losers? The tea party, which vociferously opposed this kind of massive bill but which no longer seems to terrify Republican lawmakers. In the House, 166 Republicans voted for the bill, 64 opposed it.
Here are the winners and losers of the $1.1 trillion funding bill.