WASHINGTON — Top Senate Democrats and Republicans Monday night released a catchall government funding bill that denies President Obama new money for implementing signature first-term accomplishments like new regulations on Wall Street and his expansion of health care subsidies, but provides modest additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highways.

Monday’s measure is the product of bipartisan negotiations and is the legislative vehicle to fund the day-to-day operations of government through Sept. 30 – and prevent a government shutdown when current funding runs out March 27.

It sets a path for government in the wake of across-the-board spending cuts that took effect March 1. In most cases the minor changes in agency budgets amount to housekeeping within a trillion-dollar cap for the day-to-day operations of agencies in the current budget year.

Senate passage seems routine and could presage an end to a mostly overlooked battle between House Republicans and Obama and his Senate Democratic allies over the annual spending bills required to fund federal operations.

The measure expands upon House Republican legislation that passed last week, adding sometimes symbolic funding and flexibility for scores of programs and challenges House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who warned Democrats last week not to load the measure up too much.

The bipartisan measure comes as Washington girds for weeks of warfare over the budget for next year and beyond as both House and Senate budget committees this week take up blueprints for the upcoming 2014 budget year.

The first salvo is coming from House Republicans poised to release on Tuesday a now-familiar budget featuring gestures to block “Obamacare,” turn Medicare into a voucher-like program for future retirees and curb Medicaid and domestic agency budgets. Such ideas are dead on arrival but will – in concert with taxes on the wealthy enacted in January – allow Republicans to propose a budget that would come to balance within 10 years.

Senate Democrats are countering on Wednesday with a budget plan mixing tax increases, cuts to the Pentagon and relatively modest cuts to domestic programs. The measure would not reach balance, but it would undo automatic cuts that started taking effect this month and largely leaves alone rapidly growing benefit programs like Medicare.

“We need to make sure that everybody participates in getting us to a budget that deals with our debt and our deficit responsibly,” Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., said Monday.

Obama’s budget is already weeks overdue but press secretary Jay Carney promised that it would “for a period of time” bring deficits below 3 percent of gross domestic product, a measure that many analysts say is sustainable without damaging the economy.

The wrap-up spending bill for the half-completed fiscal year released Monday, however, is another matter. It’s a lowest common denominator approach that gives the Pentagon much-sought relief for readiness accounts but adds money sought by Democrats like Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., for domestic programs.

The Senate measure would award seven Cabinet departments – including Defense, Commerce, justice, Agriculture and Veterans Affairs – with their line-by-line detailed budgets, but would leave the rest of the government running on autopilot. All domestic agencies except for Veterans Affairs would then be subject to a 5 percent across-the-board cut while the Pentagon would bear an 8 percent cut.

Mikulski needs Republican votes to pass the measure through the Senate, which Democrats control with 55 votes but where 60 votes are required for virtually all major legislation.