FROM Martin Kady
Spending Bill Comes Down to the Wire The House is scheduled to vote at this hour on the trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill designed to keep the government from shutting down at midnight tonight. As often happens, “must pass” legislation has been crammed with controversial provisions. If the measure passes the Republican-controlled House, it'll go to the Senate, where Democrats are still in the majority. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts says she'll vote “no” because the bill relaxes the tough financial restrictions enacted under the Dodd-Frank bill. Martin Kady, Managing Editor of Politico , has an update.