Lawmakers Scramble To Pass Spending Bill

Spending bill

The 113th Congress — one of the least productive on record — found itself scrambling Thursday to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill amid last-minute brinkmanship and bickering that has come to mark one of the capital’s most polarized eras.

But while Republican leaders predicted passage, frustrations emerged over policy additions to the 1,600-page bill, with House Democrats objecting to a provision that rolls back an aspect of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which regulates Wall Street, and another party fund-raising provision that would give big donors more influence over political parties. With the clock fast approaching midnight…and not to mention the holidays, will Congress succeed in passing the bill.

ABC’s Mary Bruce joined us to discuss.

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