By  on January 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that could restore funding to trade agencies struggling with cutbacks from steep budget cuts enacted last year.

The House passed the massive bipartisan measure on Wednesday on a vote of 359 to 67, and President Obama is expected to sign the bill after Senate passage. The fiscal 2014 budget year that ends Sept. 30 would restore and in some cases increase the funding for trade agencies at an active time for the White House trade agenda.

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