$1.7 Trillion Omnibus Bill Passes Senate; House To Vote Thursday Night

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Despite objections from conservative Republicans, the Senate passed the 4,155 page, $1.7 trillion omnibus package with a vote of 68-29.  Some items included in the bill are $858 billion in defense spending, $45 billion for Ukraine defense aid, and $41 billion for natural disaster victims.  Democrats abandoned several of their priorities in exchange for at least 10 Republican votes to avoid a filibuster.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), actively campaigning against the bill, slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for negotiating the deal and the GOP for not saving the issues until 2023 when Republicans have control of the House.  The House is expected to vote Thursday night.