House reaches $1.5 trillion government funding deal

House reaches $1.5 trillion government funding deal
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Democrat and Republican House members reportedly reached a $1.5 trillion deal overnight to fund the government for the 2022 fiscal year.

With the Friday deadline for the expiration of funding for federal agencies, the House was also reportedly set to vote on a stop-gap funding resolution allowing the government to remain running through March 15, according to Reuters.

This stop-gap would be needed if the Senate is unable to pass the more comprehensive "omnibus" spending bill.

The $1.5 trillion deal reportedly includes $13.6 billion in funding for security and humanitarian aid for Ukraine, as well as $15.6 billion for COVID-19.

The omnibus plan will also include money for infrastructure, $730 billion in non-defense funding, and $782 billion in defense funding.
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