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A major bipartisan spending bill is one step closer to reaching the President's desk

Barack Obama
Posted at 8:17 AM, Jan 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-21 05:28:50-05

WASHINGTON, (WTXL-TV)- A major bipartisan spending bill is one step closer to reaching the President's desk.

The new $1.1 trillion dollar federal budget passed in the House yesterday by a vote of 359 to 67.  The measure heads to the Senate where it's expected to pass.  It would fund the government through September and provide a small raise for federal workers.

The budget also includes provisions that could delay parts of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance act that Governor Scott says is taxing Florida residents. It went into effect in October of last year and raised premiums for federal flood insurance coverage. The act was designed to make up for funding shortfalls caused by the high volume of claims following Hurricane Katrina.