WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate overwhelmingly passed Thursday a $1.1 trillion spending bill.
Following the 72 to 26 vote, the bill now goes to President Barack Obama for final approval.
The spending bill eases the harshest of last year's sequester cuts and promises to fund every federal government agency through September.
The legislation, which was approved by the House on Wednesday, includes spending hikes for NASA and projects planned by the Army Corps of Engineers.
It cuts funding for the Internal Revenue Service, as well as foreign aid.
It will also pay for implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The bill prevents what could have been another government shutdown, starting this weekend.