U.S. House Speaker Boehner sees fast passage of government funding bill

Reuters News
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Posted: Dec 10, 2014 10:55 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A massive funding bill to keep the U.S. government operating will pass the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, Speaker John Boehner predicted on Wednesday.

Congressional negotiators reached agreement on Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion measure to fund most of the government through September. Without this legislation, federal agencies would have to suspend many operations at midnight on Thursday.

The House and Senate are both expected to approve the bill this week.

(Reporting By Richard Cowan and David Lawder; Editing by Susan Heavey)