House Passes $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill With Ukraine Aid
By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House has passed a $1.7 trillion government spending bill.
The bill will finance federal agencies through September and provide more aid to a devastated Ukraine. It passed by a vote of 225-201.
The bill represents the closing act for Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s second stint as House speaker.
The person hoping to replace her, Republican Kevin McCarthy, led opposition to the bill.
That's a sharp contrast to the Senate, where the leaders from both parties supported the measure.
The House chamber was half-empty for the vote with many lawmakers casting proxy votes, having left Washington early to ensure they made it home for Christmas.