Senate Passes Monster Spending Package With Backing From 18 Republicans

  • Senior lawmakers unveiled the text of the 4,155-page omnibus bill in the early morning hours on Tuesday.
  • The Senate voted 70-25 on Tuesday to move the bill through a procedural vote to begin debate, easily clearing the 60-vote threshold.
  • Only 51 votes were required to pass the bill.
  • The spending package has faced outspoken opposition from a group of conservatives in the Senate, as well as public criticism from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a leading contender to be the next House speaker.
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