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U.S. Senate sweepingly passes budget and tax measure; Obama expected to sign

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Senate has easily passed a sweeping budget and tax measure. The move sends the measure to President Obama to sign into law.

Senators were expected vote on the budget measure in combination with a year-end tax plan that gives breaks to working families and a wide variety of business interests.

Friday's action promises to finish up a surprisingly productive, bipartisan burst of late-session legislation in a divided Congress.

Obama has promised to sign the massive measure.

It gives him many of the spending increases he's demanded all year. GOP victories include a big boost for the military and the end of a four-decade ban of exporting U.S. crude oil.

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