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Monday, July 23, 2018
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)
(AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

Congressional negotiators agreed Tuesday night on a $1 trillion bill to fund the government, apparently staving off a second shutdown in two years.

The 1,603-page bill is full of concessions from both sides, leaving the right wing of the Republican caucus wary — which means that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will almost certainly need significant Democratic support to pass it when it comes to the floor on Thursday.

That could be a problem. Like all massive spending bills, the current version is — as Senator John McCain (R-AZ) artfully put it — “jammed full of s**t.” And much of it has congressional liberals furious.

Here are five provisions of the spending bill that progressives will hate: