1. big bucks

    Congress Ready to Spend $1.1T

    Charles Dharapak/AP

    A team of negotiators from the House and Senate announced Monday night a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will flesh out the agreed-upon December budget. President Obama's request for significant new pre-kindergarten education funding was filled, but the budget for the Affordable Care Act remained at a reduced level. The bill includes a large increase for the FDA, and for migration and refugee assistance. The House will take on the bill on Saturday.

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