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House GOP conservatives help propel budget bill

Dec 13th, 2013 - National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan budget deal is heading to the Senate after receiving overwhelming approval from the House yesterday.

The package would ease the harshest effects of automatic spending cuts set to hit the Pentagon and domestic agencies next month. It would not extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. Senate Democrats are promising they'll force a vote on that issue when the chamber reconvenes next year.

Some were upset that the bill does not extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

A defense policy bill also is heading to the Senate. It aims to deal with the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military. The House passed the legislation Thursday on another strong bipartisan vote. But it could be slowed by those who are outrage over their inability to offer any amendments to the massive bill.

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