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House GOP unveils $1 trillion spending bill despite White House plea for more talks
WASHINGTON (AP) ' House Republicans have unveiled a massive $1 trillion-plus yearend spending package despite a plea from the White House for additional talks over a handful of provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.
The measure curbs agency budgets but drops many policy provisions sought by GOP conservatives.
But it contains language to roll back Obama administration policies that had loosened restrictions on the rights of Cuban immigrants to send money to relatives in Cuba or travel back to the island to visit.
The measure had been held up by Senate Democrats seeking leverage in talks on extending payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance ' two pillars of Obama's jobs agenda.
A vote could come as early as Friday to avoid a government shutdown.