Budget

House Advances $1 Trillion Spending Bill

Final vote expected after debate

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The House voted Wednesday to advance legislation funding $1 trillion in discretionary federal programs for the rest of 2014.

Members voted 230-191 in favor of a rule that allows an hour of debate on the omnibus spending bill. Only three Democrats voted for it, but Democrats typically vote against GOP rules, and most Democrats are expected to support the bill in the final vote later this afternoon.