Thursday afternoon the Senate passed the $1.7 trillion spending bill. This comes after a fight over immigration policy that nearly derailed the legislation. The bill’s passage in Senate will send it to the House. Where it has been speculated Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to hold a vote as early as Thursday evening, to allow lawmakers time to depart for the Christmas holiday weekend.

The bill was passed with a 68-29 vote. In which the $1.7 trillion will provide $858 billion for defense, $787 billion for non-defense domestic programs, nearly $45 billion for military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and $15 billion additional dollars from 7,200 earmarks in the more than 4,000-page bill.

While both parties negotiated the spending bill in the Senate, it faced opposition from the majority of Republicans. Although, a handful of Republicans did vote with all Democrat members to pass the bill. The actual vote ended out slightly lower than what was measured earlier in the week as Senate took a vote to overcome the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster threshold.

Several Republicans also attempted to hold the vote, arguing the GOP-controlled House would create a longer hold-up in January, or they attempted to add to the bill enough to make it impossible for the House to pass. For instance, Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, brought up that the spending bill ignores Senate’s own rule which aims at making sure new spending is paid for using spending cut money – which the Senate then voted to waive in a 65-31 vote. Then, on Wednesday the bill was almost derailed by a Republican push to add “immigration language” to the bill. In an attempt to exchange speeding up the voting process Republicans, led by Senator Mike Lee from Utah, asked to keep Title 42 – a Trump-era policy. This did hold up Senate for a couple of hours, though this ultimately ended up failing before the bill was inevitably passed.


  1. Nothing Democraps spend on is paid for. Just look at Obozo’s stimulus bill was supposed to be paid off in 10 years but the FACT is not one penny has been paid on that WASTE of American’s money. Democraps have grown the Deficit especially when they were in power especially if a Democrap was in the White House. When that happens the Democraps waste even more than normally.

  2. cause more inflation – am sure none of that money will help United States Citizens – that’s why they want to rush it through

  3. I’m sure there are some expenditures in the bill that don’t ‘pull their weight’ but IMO the aide to Ukraine ISN’T AMONG THEM. Because if we don’t stand up to the bully Putin [similar to the UK Prime Minister Chamberlain didn’t stand up to Adolph Hitler] then the world will be plunged into WW3 [like Adolph Hitler plunged us into WW2]!

  4. Oh. Goodie !!! Was afraid the politicians wouldn’t get their time off. Blah blah blah
    DC printing more money AGAIN. I should have bought stock in INK 😡

  5. SCREWED AGAIN BY ALL THOSE PATHETIC POLITICIANS ! REPUBLICANS INCLUDED !!!!!!! What is left for we the people ! Total bunch of fools !! They are destroying this country !!

  6. This is selfishly unAmerican and pure theft got a silly running track! Those who voted for this bill are obviously targets to be defeated next elections!

  7. This is just further proof the Radicalized Far Left Deomoncrat Socialist Party along with the Deep Dark State are Doing Everything They Can To Further Their Evil Agenda to Destroy Our True America, Our Constitution, Our Rule of Laws, Our Judicial System, Our True Values and Our Economy!!!
    Wake Up America, We Are In Very, Very Serious, grave and Dire Danger “From Within” By The Washington, DCeivers Along With China!!

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