Senate passes $1.7 trillion spending bill with help from Republicans

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Senate passes $1.7 trillion spending bill with help from Republicans

The mammoth bill keeps government funded until end of September 2023

Haris Alic

By Haris Alic | Fox News

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Senate works to push sweeping omnibus bill ahead of shutdown

Fox News senior congressional correspondent Chad Pergram provides an update on the status of a proposed $1.7 trillion spending package on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

The Senate on Thursday approved a $1.7 trillion spending bill with help from more than a dozen Republican lawmakers after a fight over immigration policy nearly derailed the legislation.

In an 68-29 vote, the Senate passed a bill that provides $858 billion for defense, $787 billion for non-defense domestic programs and nearly $45 billion for military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The more than 4,000-page bill funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year, and includes more than 7,200 earmarks totaling more than $15 billion.

Senate passage sends the bill to the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to hold a vote as early as Thursday evening to allow lawmakers to depart for the Christmas holiday.

“The bill is so important to get done bec

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