The Senate yesterday authorized a $500B spending bill that will finance the government for half...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Senate yesterday authorized a $500B spending bill that will finance the government for half a year from October 1, adding to approval from the House. Congress has now broken up ahead of the elections on Nov. 6, leaving plenty of unfinished business. That includes measures to forestall the "fiscal cliff" and a renewal of the farm bill.