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House sends $1.7T government funding bill to Biden

2022-12-24 09:39:58       source:Politico

December 23, 2022

The House on Friday approved a mammoth $1.7 trillion funding package, capping a chaotic week as party leaders dashed to avoid a shutdown and an intensifying winter storm just days before Christmas.

It passed on a 225-201 vote, with one Democrat, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), voting present. Nine Republicans, most of whom are leaving after this Congress, voted for the bill, while one Democrat voted against it: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The spending bill, which includes a pile of high-profile year-end priorities from nearly $40 billion in Ukraine aid to an election law overhaul, will be Democrats’ final legislative act before surrendering their House majority to Republicans in January.

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