Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a tea party favorite who joined Cruz' September filibuster, didn't mention the measure's funding of Obamacare in a floor speech earlier in the week; instead he complained at length that the measure dropped funding of a federal program that sends payments to Western states in which much of the land is owned by the federal government and therefore can't be taxed by local governments.
Senate easily passes $1.1 trillion spending bill
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