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Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill

Posted: 7:39 AM, Dec 16, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-16 07:39:02-05
Early Wednesday morning around 1:30 a.m., House Speaker Paul Ryan told House Republicans a deal has been reached on a year-end tax and spending bill. 
 
The $1.1 trillion spending bill funds all government agencies through the 2016 budget year. The current funding is set to expire at midnight tonight. 
 
Lawmakers are expected to pass a short-term spending deal through Dec. 22 to prevent a lapse in funding. 
 
The tax deal extends dozens of breaks worth hundreds of billions. Congressman John Kline of Minnesota says Ryan shared details inside a closed-door house GOP meeting and says he plans to be supportive.
 
The breakthrough came days before lawmakers leave Washington later this week for the holidays. 
 
*The Associate Press contributed to this report.