Us senate has passed a $1.7 trillion spending bill with a cross-party vote of 68 to 29. the bill was passed on tuesday morning and was needed to avert a partial government shutdown during the holiday season. it was passed by the senate in washington, dc.
Bill was unveiled last week, with the funding deadline being extended from 17 december to 23 december. it includes measures to help ukraine, bolster us defence, and funds for us domestic priorities, such as changes to retirement programmes and healthcare for low-income americans. the bill also allocates funds for the federal bureau of investigation, congressional police service, us military, and pell grants for low-income undergraduates.
Bill was passed in order to prevent a government shutdown during the holiday season. this is due to the inability of the different branches of government to come to an agreement on spending plans. this bill is set to be the last major legislation before the republicans take control of the house after the midterm elections in november.