House votes 235-189 to pass $1.2 trillion bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans' have passed a $1.2 trillion bill for financing federal programs through the end of the current budget year.

It includes about $60 billion in spending cuts to domestic programs, including education, environmental protection and community services. It also shelters coal companies, oil refiners and farmers from new government regulations, while blocking money to implement President Barack Obama's health care law.

The 235-189 vote broke largely along party lines. Three Republicans joined Democrats in opposing the measure. The measure still faces hurdles in the Senate and a threatened veto by President Barack Obama.

Senate Democrats are promising to restore some of the spending and defend the health care law, environmental policies and new efforts to overhaul regulation of the financial services industry.

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