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Congressional leaders reach deal on $1.1 trillion spending bill (Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post) Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill Tuesday night that will keep most of the federal government funded through September. If the final votes are not completed in the next 48 hours the government will shut down Thursday night. Leaders of both parties say the bill will be passed in time to avoid that.