In its final vote of the year, the Senate on Saturday morning approved a $915 billion omnibus spending bill that will keep the federal government operating and fund federal agencies through fiscal 2012.
Senate approves spending bill to keep gov't operating
The legislation folds nine appropriations bills into one conference report, and provides federal funding for government agencies—including HHS—through Sept. 30, 2012. Senators voted 67-32 on the measure, following the House's vote to approve the appropriations package that includes about $69.7 billion for HHS.
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