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Senate passes $1.7 trillion bill to fund gov't, aid Ukraine


December 23, 2022

J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, speaks with Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., the House Appropriations Committee chair, the top Democrats in charge of the budget negotiations, as they await Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to address Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022.

WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a massive $1.7 trillion spending bill Thursday that finances federal agencies through September and provides another significant round of military and economic aid to Ukraine one day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's dramatic address to a joint meeting of Congress.

The bill, which runs for 4,155 pages, includes about $772.5 billion for domestic programs and $858 billion for defense and would finance federal agencies through the fiscal year at the end of September.

The bill passed by a vote of 68-29 and now goes to the House for a final vote before it can be sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.


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