Senate Sends $1.1 Trillion Spending Package to Obama
On Saturday, the Senate voted 56 to 40 to pass a continuing resolution omnibus spending bill, or "cromnibus," to fund the federal government through September 2015. The $1.1 trillion spending package contains various health provisions that eventually could affect hospitals, home health agencies and drugmakers. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.
- "Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill, Joining House" (Parker/Pear, New York Times, 12/13).