Kuster, Shea-Porter Split On Last-Minute, $1.1 Trillion Spending Deal

Dec 12, 2014

Credit NHPR Staff

New Hampshire’s Democratic representatives in the U.S. House were split on the $1.1 trillion spending package that narrowly passed the House late last night.

2nd District Congresswoman Ann Kuster voted for the bill, saying it was critical to avoid a government shutdown.

Kuster says she remains concerned about some aspects of the bill, including a provision that would increase the limits on some political donations.

Outgoing 1st District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter voted against the measure, calling it a "win for special interests and a bad deal for middle class taxpayers."

The vote was one of Shea-Porter’s last in office, after losing in last month’s election to Republican Frank Guinta.

The bill now moves to the Senate, which is expected to take action in the coming days.