UPDATE: President Signs $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill - Northern Michigan's News Leader

UPDATE: President Signs $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

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UPDATE:

President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September.

The President signed the new legislation this evening.

The bill passed both the House and Senate with overwhelming approval.

The new spending bill funds every agency of the federal government, and also scales back on automatic spending cuts.

It calls for less spending than President Obama originally proposed, but provides more than Republicans asked.

Both parties say they are determined to avoid government shutdown.