Congress Churning Out The Year End Tax Bill

Republicans whipped more than $600 billion in compromise tax breaks for businesses, investors and families through the House on Thursday, as Congress tried capping 2015 with a flurry of accomplishments before the partisan collisions certain to dominate the coming election year.

The House voted 318-109 to approve the measure, which is part of a bipartisan pact that includes a $1.1 trillion bill financing government agencies in 2016. The Senate will take up the matter next, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says senators have already reached a deal to speed up votes on the year-end omnibus spending bill, as well as a separate tax package, and is hoping to send everyone home for the holidays on Friday.

ABC’s Lana Zak is in Washington D.C.