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House Passes $1.5T Spending Bill After Democrats Drop $15B for Coronavirus Relief

HeadlineMar 10, 2022

The House of Representatives passed a $1.5 trillion spending bill Wednesday to fund the government through September, which includes $13.6 billion for Ukraine. The measure does not include a planned $15 billion coronavirus relief package, after Democrats could not agree on how to fund it. The money would have gone toward treatments, research to combat new variants and funding a global vaccination push. A reauthorization and expansion of the Violence Against Women Act is also included in the bill. The program lapsed in 2018 during a government shutdown. Progressives condemned increased funding for ICE and $782 billion earmarked for the military. The measure now heads to the Senate.

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