Nation Dec 17

Heavy fog sits over the U.S. Capitol Rotunda ahead of a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Tom Brenner
House passes $1.4 trillion federal spending bill

The House first passed a measure funding domestic programs on a 297-120 vote. But one-third of the Democrats defected on a 280-138 vote on the second bill, which funds the military and the Department of Homeland Security, mostly because it…