MOSCOW, December 10 (Sputnik) — Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement on the $1.1 trillion spending bill, which is supposed to fund the US government for almost one full fiscal year, CNN reported Wednesday.
"While not everyone got everything they wanted, such compromises must be made in a divided government. These are the tough choices that we must make to govern responsibly and do what the American people sent us here to do," Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, a Democrat, and Kentucky Representative Hal Rogers, a Republican, were quoted as saying in a joint statement by the news channel.
Republicans in the US House of Representatives have introduced a $1.1 trillion spending bill which would fund the US government until September 2015, but would only fund the Department of Homeland Security until February.
Congress has until December 11 to pass a bill to fund government operations or risks a government shutdown. According to CNN, the vote is expected to take place a little before the deadline.