House, Senate rush to send huge budget and tax deal to Obama
WASHINGTON- The House and Senate are rushing to send President Barack Obama a massive budget package that would fund the entire government through September 2016 and shower tax breaks on working families, businesses and a wide swath of special interests.
Friday's vote promises to finish up a surprisingly productive, bipartisan burst of late-session legislation in a divided Congress.
Obama has promised to sign the measure, but it must first overcome some resistance. House Democrats are upset over a victory for big oil, while tea party lawmakers say it spends too much money and has too few victories for the Republicans controlling Capitol Hill.
Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California swung forcefully behind the measure Thursday evening, despite her ire over legislation lifting the four-decade ban on exporting U.S. crude oil.