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Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep federal government running through September

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    President Barack Obama signs the $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September, in Washington, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Jackson Place, a conference center near the White House. Obama signed the measure the day before federal funding was set to run out and was joined by aides who did much of the work negotiating it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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    Obama signed the measure the day before federal funding was set to run out and was joined by aides who did much of the work negotiating it.

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Obama signed the measure the day before federal funding was set to run out and was joined by aides who did much of the work negotiating it.

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

Obama signed the measure Friday, the day before federal funding was set to run out. He was joined at a conference center near the White House by aides who did much of the work negotiating it.

The compromise package passed both houses of Congress overwhelmingly this week. It funds every agency of the federal government and also scales back automatic spending cuts that hit the Pentagon and major domestic programs last year.

The measure calls for less spending than Obama proposed but more than Republicans sought. However, lawmakers of both parties were determined to avoid a repeat of the political showdown that caused a 16-day government shutdown last October.

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