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Senate Set To Vote On $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Senators reached a deal and were expected to vote on the bill early Sunday morning.

Last updated on December 14, 2014, at 12:56 a.m. ET

Posted on December 13, 2014, at 8:40 p.m. ET

After days of wrangling, senators were expected to vote on a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night.

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The Senate passed the $1.1 Trillion spending bill Saturday night.

After a rare weekend session, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night that keeps most of the government funded through September.

It passed 56-40, with 18 Republicans and 21 Democrats voting against it.

Click here to continue reading BuzzFeed News reporter Jacob Fischler's story on the bill.

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The Senate rejected Sen. Ted Cruz's point of order calling President Obama's immigration executive action unconstitutional.

Senate VOTES DOWN, 22-74, Sen Cruz's constitutional point of order claiming Pres Obama's recent exec action on immig was unconstitutional

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Senate VOTES DOWN, 22-74, Sen Cruz's constitutional point of order claiming Pres Obama's recent exec action on immig was unconstitutional

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In advance of the vote on the spending bill, Senator Ted Cruz forced a vote on President Obama's executive order on immigration.

Cruz claimed the action was unconstitutional.

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Senators were set to vote on a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill early Sunday morning.

The vote was expected to begin at 1 a.m. ET, according to NBC News. It comes after the House passed the bill late Thursday, thus avoiding a government shutdown.

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