Congressional negotiators roll out 4,000-page $1.7 trillion spending bill
The final text of the spending bill includes about $45 billion in aid for Ukraine and NATO allies
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Congressional negotiators rolled out a massive 4,000-age $1.7 trillion spending bill on Tuesday.
The temporary week-long funding bill Congress passed last week expires on Friday. Lawmakers are rushing to pass a larger spending package before Christmas. The predicted winter storm's impact on travel plans is also a factor playing into the rush to pass the large-scale spending bill.
The release of the full text was delayed reportedly due to language related to the relocation of the FBI's headquarters, which will cost about $500 million.
The legislation includes provisions that increase defense spending through FY2023 compared to FY2022 levels. Congress recently passed a defense bill that raises the Pentagon's budget $45 billion over President Biden's original budget request.
The final text of the spending bill includes about $45 billion in aid for Ukraine and NATO allies.
The deficit in FY2022 was $1.4 trillion. The national debt is climbing to $32 trillion.