Congress Sends Obama $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill


Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration’s new immigration policy. The vote was 56-40 in favor of the measure, which funds nearly the entire government through the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

It also charts a new course for selected shaky pension plans covering more than 1 million retirees. Meanwhile, the president’s pick to head the Social Security Administration has run into more trouble after Senate Democrats canceled a procedural vote on her nomination making it likely Carolyn Colvin won’t get a vote until next year when Republicans take control of the Senate.

ABC’s Mary Bruce joined us Monday morning to discuss.

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