The spending bill extends the health program until 2090 and adds another five years to a separate victims compensation fund, costing a total of billion.

Previous riders banning federal funding to perform most abortions and blocking the use of local and federal funding for abortions in the District of Columbia, as well as one blocking abortions for federal prisoners, will remain in force.

The Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the rare tax breaks that has support from both Democrats and Republicans.

The program was introduced by President Gerald Ford and has been expanded over the years with the support of both Republicans and Democrats.

Democrats had pushed to include a provision allowing Puerto Rico to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy to restructure its $70 billion in outstanding debt, but Republicans have balked at measures that could shortchange the territory’s creditors.

As an alternative, some lawmakers floated short-term debt relief for the island territory but negotiators were not able to reach an agreement.

The legislation also prevents the threshold for the refundable credit from returning to the indexed amount of $10,000 in 2017.

For example, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains: “a single mother with two children who earns ,000 in 2015 could receive 15 percent of ,000, or

For example, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains: “a single mother with two children who earns $14,000 in 2015 could receive 15 percent of $11,000, or $1,650, as a refund.” Democrats lost the battle to have the $3,000 threshold indexed to inflation. Republicans have said they are open to reopening those talks as part of future tax reform discussions.The deal was sweetened even further by making the Cadillac Tax fully refundable once it is reintroduced.The bill also includes a one-year delay of a tax on health insurance plans that increases the overall cost of buying coverage pushed by Democrats.The $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled early Wednesday morning will keep most of the federal government funded through September — and it’s packed with policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as “riders,” that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups. We’ve sifted through the legislation, consulted supporting documents from Democratic and Republican aides, and called out some of the more notable and controversial elements below. Contact us or share details in the comments section below: For 40 years, American oil producers have been largely barred from exporting crude oil, a policy rooted in the energy crises of the early 1970s.(If you want to review detailed reports on all 12 parts of the spending bill, click here for the Republican summary and here for the Democratic summary.)Please note: This is a fluid report that will be updated to add more detail. But as domestic energy production has boomed in recent years, pressure has mounted from the oil industry and its political allies to lift the ban — even as the United States remains a net importer of crude oil.Congress voted in 2010 to create a new federal health program for police officers, firefighters, construction workers and others who worked at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of 9/11; hundreds are suffering from cancer, respiratory illnesses and other maladies.

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For example, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains: “a single mother with two children who earns $14,000 in 2015 could receive 15 percent of $11,000, or $1,650, as a refund.” Democrats lost the battle to have the $3,000 threshold indexed to inflation. Republicans have said they are open to reopening those talks as part of future tax reform discussions.

The deal was sweetened even further by making the Cadillac Tax fully refundable once it is reintroduced.

The bill also includes a one-year delay of a tax on health insurance plans that increases the overall cost of buying coverage pushed by Democrats.

The $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled early Wednesday morning will keep most of the federal government funded through September — and it’s packed with policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as “riders,” that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups. We’ve sifted through the legislation, consulted supporting documents from Democratic and Republican aides, and called out some of the more notable and controversial elements below. Contact us or share details in the comments section below: For 40 years, American oil producers have been largely barred from exporting crude oil, a policy rooted in the energy crises of the early 1970s.

(If you want to review detailed reports on all 12 parts of the spending bill, click here for the Republican summary and here for the Democratic summary.)Please note: This is a fluid report that will be updated to add more detail. But as domestic energy production has boomed in recent years, pressure has mounted from the oil industry and its political allies to lift the ban — even as the United States remains a net importer of crude oil.

Congress voted in 2010 to create a new federal health program for police officers, firefighters, construction workers and others who worked at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of 9/11; hundreds are suffering from cancer, respiratory illnesses and other maladies.

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For example, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains: “a single mother with two children who earns $14,000 in 2015 could receive 15 percent of $11,000, or $1,650, as a refund.” Democrats lost the battle to have the $3,000 threshold indexed to inflation. Republicans have said they are open to reopening those talks as part of future tax reform discussions.

The deal was sweetened even further by making the Cadillac Tax fully refundable once it is reintroduced.

The bill also includes a one-year delay of a tax on health insurance plans that increases the overall cost of buying coverage pushed by Democrats.

The $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled early Wednesday morning will keep most of the federal government funded through September — and it’s packed with policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as “riders,” that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups. We’ve sifted through the legislation, consulted supporting documents from Democratic and Republican aides, and called out some of the more notable and controversial elements below. Contact us or share details in the comments section below: For 40 years, American oil producers have been largely barred from exporting crude oil, a policy rooted in the energy crises of the early 1970s.

,650, as a refund.” Democrats lost the battle to have the ,000 threshold indexed to inflation. Republicans have said they are open to reopening those talks as part of future tax reform discussions.

The deal was sweetened even further by making the Cadillac Tax fully refundable once it is reintroduced.

The bill also includes a one-year delay of a tax on health insurance plans that increases the overall cost of buying coverage pushed by Democrats.

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For example, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains: “a single mother with two children who earns $14,000 in 2015 could receive 15 percent of $11,000, or $1,650, as a refund.” Democrats lost the battle to have the $3,000 threshold indexed to inflation. Republicans have said they are open to reopening those talks as part of future tax reform discussions.The deal was sweetened even further by making the Cadillac Tax fully refundable once it is reintroduced.The bill also includes a one-year delay of a tax on health insurance plans that increases the overall cost of buying coverage pushed by Democrats.The $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled early Wednesday morning will keep most of the federal government funded through September — and it’s packed with policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as “riders,” that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups. We’ve sifted through the legislation, consulted supporting documents from Democratic and Republican aides, and called out some of the more notable and controversial elements below. Contact us or share details in the comments section below: For 40 years, American oil producers have been largely barred from exporting crude oil, a policy rooted in the energy crises of the early 1970s.(If you want to review detailed reports on all 12 parts of the spending bill, click here for the Republican summary and here for the Democratic summary.)Please note: This is a fluid report that will be updated to add more detail. But as domestic energy production has boomed in recent years, pressure has mounted from the oil industry and its political allies to lift the ban — even as the United States remains a net importer of crude oil.Congress voted in 2010 to create a new federal health program for police officers, firefighters, construction workers and others who worked at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of 9/11; hundreds are suffering from cancer, respiratory illnesses and other maladies.

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For example, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains: “a single mother with two children who earns $14,000 in 2015 could receive 15 percent of $11,000, or $1,650, as a refund.” Democrats lost the battle to have the $3,000 threshold indexed to inflation. Republicans have said they are open to reopening those talks as part of future tax reform discussions.

The deal was sweetened even further by making the Cadillac Tax fully refundable once it is reintroduced.

The bill also includes a one-year delay of a tax on health insurance plans that increases the overall cost of buying coverage pushed by Democrats.

The $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled early Wednesday morning will keep most of the federal government funded through September — and it’s packed with policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as “riders,” that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups. We’ve sifted through the legislation, consulted supporting documents from Democratic and Republican aides, and called out some of the more notable and controversial elements below. Contact us or share details in the comments section below: For 40 years, American oil producers have been largely barred from exporting crude oil, a policy rooted in the energy crises of the early 1970s.

(If you want to review detailed reports on all 12 parts of the spending bill, click here for the Republican summary and here for the Democratic summary.)Please note: This is a fluid report that will be updated to add more detail. But as domestic energy production has boomed in recent years, pressure has mounted from the oil industry and its political allies to lift the ban — even as the United States remains a net importer of crude oil.

Congress voted in 2010 to create a new federal health program for police officers, firefighters, construction workers and others who worked at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of 9/11; hundreds are suffering from cancer, respiratory illnesses and other maladies.

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For example, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains: “a single mother with two children who earns $14,000 in 2015 could receive 15 percent of $11,000, or $1,650, as a refund.” Democrats lost the battle to have the $3,000 threshold indexed to inflation. Republicans have said they are open to reopening those talks as part of future tax reform discussions.

The deal was sweetened even further by making the Cadillac Tax fully refundable once it is reintroduced.

The bill also includes a one-year delay of a tax on health insurance plans that increases the overall cost of buying coverage pushed by Democrats.

The $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled early Wednesday morning will keep most of the federal government funded through September — and it’s packed with policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as “riders,” that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups. We’ve sifted through the legislation, consulted supporting documents from Democratic and Republican aides, and called out some of the more notable and controversial elements below. Contact us or share details in the comments section below: For 40 years, American oil producers have been largely barred from exporting crude oil, a policy rooted in the energy crises of the early 1970s.

.1 trillion spending bill unveiled early Wednesday morning will keep most of the federal government funded through September — and it’s packed with policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as “riders,” that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups. We’ve sifted through the legislation, consulted supporting documents from Democratic and Republican aides, and called out some of the more notable and controversial elements below. Contact us or share details in the comments section below: For 40 years, American oil producers have been largely barred from exporting crude oil, a policy rooted in the energy crises of the early 1970s.