Congress, Spending and Intelligence Reform

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Congress passed a huge omnibus spending bill over the weekend, ensuring there will be money — for now — to pay for everything the government is doing. Among the bill's many contents were two controversial items — one involving abortion, another involving tax returns — that stirred debate. In the end, the abortion funding changes went through, while the ideas of widening access to tax returns and intelligence reform both failed to pass.


NPR's Ron Elving, political editor



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