Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news Yellow Pages NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google
Dec 12, 2:47 PM EST

Obama: Spending bill 'by definition a compromise'

AP Photo
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Politics Video

Buy AP Photo Reprints
Latest News
Obama waives sanctions authority despite new law

Obama calls in to Massachusetts governor's show

Obama on Hanukkah says small acts can make miracles

Obama says people should 'go to the movies'

List of 20 convicts granted Clemency by Obama

Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address
Obama's 2010 State of the Union Address
Panorama of the State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says there are provisions in the massive spending bill in Congress that he doesn't like but says it is "by definition a compromise" and hopes it will pass the Senate.

He says the $1.1 trillion bill that finances government through next September "allows us to build on the economic progress and the national security progress that's important."

Obama spoke at the beginning of a meeting with national security and public health advisers who were giving him an update on the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The House narrowly passed the spending bill Thursday. A majority of House Democrats opposed it.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Classified Listings / Jobs / Place an Ad
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

© Copyright 2001 - 2008 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari