(The Hill) The Senate on Thursday easily approved a $1 trillion government-funding bill that gives President Obama new authority to battle the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Lawmakers voted 78-22 in favor of the bill, with 9 Democrats and 12 Republicans voting "no," along with one independent.
The "no" votes included several senators seen as prospective presidential candidates in both parties, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
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The legislation, which has now been approved by both chambers of Congress, now heads to the White House for Obama's signature.