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Dave Camp drops a tax reform bill on his way out the door

December 24, 2014
Lori Montgomery | The Washington Post
On the final day of the final session of his 24 years in Congress, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released his magnum opus, the Tax Reform Act of 2014.
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Obama: Spending bill vital to government workers, especially military

December 16, 2014
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama said Monday that the new government spending bill is important to U.S. troops and others serving the country and that he plans to sign the measure.
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December 15, 2014
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With push from Obama, House passes spending bill to avert shutdown

December 12, 2014
Christi Parsons, Lisa Mascaro, Michael A. Memoli | Los Angeles Times
In a dramatic, down-to-the-wire vote, the GOP-led House narrowly approved a $1.1-trillion spending bill Thursday just hours before the government’s spending authority was due to expire.
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Warren leads liberal Democrats’ rebellion over provisions in $1 trillion spending bill

December 11, 2014
Lori Montgomery, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Congressional liberals rebelled Wednesday against a must-pass spending bill that would keep the government open past midnight Thursday, complaining that it would roll back critical limits on Wall Street and sharply increase the influence of wealthy campaign donors.
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Spending Bill Hits Snags, but Congress Thinks It Can Avoid Shutdown

December 11, 2014
Ashley Park and Robert Pear | The New York Times
Congress limped Wednesday toward a rare bipartisan agreement on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep most of the government operating through next year, but dysfunction once again threatened to derail it.
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Congress nears vote on $1 trillion spending bill

December 10, 2014
Susan Davis | USA Today
Congress is quickly approaching a Thursday deadline to keep the government funded, but top lawmakers were prepared to approve a stopgap funding measure if necessary to buy lawmakers more time.
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What’s in the spending bill? We skim it so you don’t have to

December 10, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
The $1.01 trillion spending bill unveiled late Tuesday will keep most of the federal government funded through next September -- and it's packed with hundreds of policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as "riders," that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups.
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Spending deal would allow wealthy donors to dramatically increase giving to national parties

December 10, 2014
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
The end-of-year spending bill deal crafted by congressional leaders Tuesday would dramatically expand the amount of money that wealthy political donors could inject into the national parties, drastically undercutting the 2002 landmark McCain-Feingold campaign finance overhaul.
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