House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) walks to the House chamber for an expected vote on a $1.1 trillion government funding bill on December 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP)
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The U.S. House of Representatives averted a government shutdown Thursday, narrowly passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill despite strenuous Democratic objections to controversial financial provisions.The effort to save the bill angered some Democrats, who complained that both Obama and JPMorgan Chase & Co chief executive Jamie Dimon were calling Democrats to support it.In the 219-206 vote, 67 Republicans rejected the spending bill, largely because it failed to take action to stop Obama's executive immigration order.Shortly after passage, both the House and Senate passed a 48-hour extension to allow the Senate more time to consider the measure.
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