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Congress, Spending and Intelligence Reform

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Congress, Spending and Intelligence Reform

Congress, Spending and Intelligence Reform

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.

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NPR's Ron Elving, political editor