Washington (AP) -- In a rare display of bipartisanship, the House has voted to fix its broken process for handling the $1 trillion provided to federal agencies each year for their day-to-day operations.
Lawmakers voted 416-1 to approve a bipartisan $71 billion measure that would fund the Veterans Affairs Department and construction projects on military bases. The only no vote came from Idaho Republican Raul Labrador.
A vote is scheduled for Thursday that would freeze Congress' own budget. That includes a rejection of a $2,800 cost-of-living pay increase for lawmakers.