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Dozens Of Trade-Offs In $1.1 Trillion Budget Bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The sales job is on for a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year.
    
The massive measure contains a dozens of trade-offs between Democrats and Republicans as it fleshes out the details of the budget deal that Congress passed last month. That pact gave relatively modest but much-sought relief to the Pentagon and domestic agencies after deep budget cuts last year.
    
The GOP-led House is slated to pass the 1,582-page bill Wednesday, though many tea party conservatives are sure to oppose it.
    
Democrats pleased with new money to educate preschoolers and build high-priority highway projects are likely to make up the difference.

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