The United States Congress has shown an uncommon note of bipartisan unity and agreed on a tax and spending bill to be sent to US President Barack Obama.
Mr Obama promptly signed the bill, approving the massive 2016 tax and spending package.
The package is a rare compromise, with something for everyone, including parents, teachers, big and small businesses, benefits for 9/11 first responders and cyber security hawks.
"There's some things in there that I don't like, but that's the nature of legislation and compromise, and I think the system worked," says Mr Obama. "It was a good win."
The bill is two-fold, with a US$1.14 trillion spending measure to fund every US government Cabinet agency through September and a $680 billion tax package to extended dozens of breaks across all sectors of the US economy.
The spending bill was approved in a 316-113 vote in the US House of Representatives – seen as a victory for new Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican. The US Senate then voted 65-33 to send the legislation to Mr Obama for approval.
Mr Ryan received a congratulatory call from Mr Obama, who thanked him for keeping government working through compromise.