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WASHINGTON (AP) — It took an entire day of cajoling and arm twisting, but the House has narrowly approved a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill.

Its passage was in doubt right up until a late night vote, when it passed 219-206.

In an odd alliance, GOP leaders and the White House sought the support of Democrats opposed to a key provision that would ease bank regulations on high-risk investments. Conservatives sought to torpedo the measure to protest the president's executive action limiting some deportations.

Because approval came so late, the Senate joined in passing a 48-hour extension in existing funding to give it time to take up the full measure. Action was mandatory because the government would have run out of funds at midnight.

Final passage will fund nearly the entire government through the fiscal year. But funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs only through February. Republicans hope at that time to force the president to roll back the president's immigration policy.

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