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House passes $1.1 trillion bill to fund government

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WASHINGTON — A $1.1 trillion spending bill for operating the government until just before next fall’s election steamed through the battle-weary House on Wednesday over tepid protests from tea party conservatives, driven by a bipartisan desire to restore painful cuts in domestic and defense programs and show disaffected voters that Congress can do its job. The bill swept through the House on a 359-67 vote and was on track for a big Senate vote by ...


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