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Bipartisan Omnibus Bill Faces Objections on Dodd-Frank, Campaign Funding Provisions

CongressCongress faces a possible delay in the passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 as some Democrats and Republicans have raised objections over some provisions, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Ashley Parker and Robert Pear report that lawmakers could pass a temporary funding measure to avoid a government shutdown if both parties do not reach an agreement by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Thursday.

The report said the disputes center on provisions related to immigration, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill and campaign contributions, among other concerns.

Several lawmakers remain wary of President Barack Obama’s executive authority over immigration as well as of provisions that scale back some financial regulations and allow increased donations to political parties, Parker and Pear note.

A National Journal report cites sources that estimate 70 Republican lawmakers could also vote against the final deal.

House Agriculture Committee members have also protested the Dodd-Frank provision because they were not consulted about the issue, which is under their jurisdiction.

The White House has not yet indicated a decision on signing the omnibus bill, according to Daniel Newhauser and Sarah Mimms.

“[This] is a compromise proposal. Democrats and Republicans have signed onto it … so we’ll have to [consider] the whole package before we make a decision about whether or not to sign it,” Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

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