House Passes $1.5T Omnibus Spending Package
The House of Representatives passed a staggering $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill, funding the federal government through September.
The package was split in two votes so lawmakers could determine specific support for the defense spending portions.
First, the House voted 361-69 to back funding for the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and other national security priorities. Next, the House voted 260-171, with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) voting “present,” to adopt the provisions.
Congress acting in a timely fashion is of the utmost importance, as current federal funding expires on March 11.
The omnibus package includes roughly $14 billion in emergency assistance for Ukraine and central European allies in response to the Russian invasion.