GOP, Dem majorities help pass $1.1 trillion spending bill

The House Friday passed a $1.1 trillion bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, even though more than a third of Republicans voted against it and said it falls short of their demands to rein in the Obama administration.

The bill passed after considerable arm-twisting by both Republicans and Democrats, whose leaders cobbled together the deal with President Obama over the past several weeks.

But in the end, it passed easily in a 316-113 vote, despite fears early in the week about passing the bill. Senate passage was expected to follow later in the day Friday.

While the big fear was getting Republicans on board, nearly two-thirds of GOP members voted for it — Republicans voted 150-95 on the measure. And it was an easy choice for Democrats, who voted 166-18 in favor of the deal.