Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Government Spending Bill

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown.

The legislation — widely referred to as the "Crominbus" for "continuing resolution" (CR) and "omnibus" spending bill — funds most government agencies through September 2015.

The Department of Homeland Security will be treated differently, getting a funding extension only through Feb. 27, by which time Republicans will control both chambers of Congress.

Passage of the 1,603-page bill was a long struggle in the Senate and the House of Representatives marked by bitter disputes over changes to banking regulations and Obama's recent executive order on immigration.