The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a two-year federal budget. The bipartisan budget passed 332-94 Thursday evening.
The package eases the harshest effects of another round of automatic sequester spending cuts expected to hit federal agencies and the military in 2014.
South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem voted for the proposal.
"Most of the sequestration cuts that will go into place in 2014 land on defense so I know our readiness levels are certainly suffering and some relief we could bring would be definitely needed,” Noem said.
Noem says she also likes that fact that a two-year budget will now be in place so Congress won't be funding the government from crisis to crisis through short-term extensions.
The Senate is expected to approve the budget next week.