The Omnibus

The Senate on Thursday sent the massive $1.012 trillion spending bill — including $520 billion for Defense spending — to President Obama’s desk in a 72-26 vote.

The omnibus bill included a full 2014 appropriations measure for the Pentagon, which was $20 billion more than the military would have received had sequestration remained in effect.

The omnibus quickly cleared Congress after it was finalized on Monday, passing the House on Wednesday before the Senate’s vote Thursday evening.

The Pentagon and defense industry cheered the appropriations measure, which did not include any major cuts to weapons programs and will give the department a bit of budget certainty.

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