On Friday, the House of Representatives, led by outgoing speaker Nancy Pelosi, signed the massive $1.7 trillion government funding bill, sending it to Joe Biden's desk where he is expected to sign it.
Politico reports that the bill passed on a 225-201 vote, "with one Democrat, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), voting present. Nine Republicans, most of whom are leaving after this Congress, voted for the bill, while one Democrat voted against it: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."
The nine GOP who voted for the bill were, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Fred Upton from Michigan, John Katko and Chris Jacobs from New York, Jaime Herrera Beutler from Washington, Rodney Davis from Illinois, Steve Womack from Arkansas,
Adam Kinzinger from Illinois and Wyoming's Liz Cheney, the Daily Signal reports.
On Thursday, the Senate passed the massive, $1,700,000,000 spending bill by 68-29. It will fund Congress through September, removing from the incoming Republican-led Congress the ability to control the US government's budget for that time.
The deadline for the bill to pass was Friday.On Wednesday, Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for aiding the Democrats in passing the nearly $2 trillion omnibus bill. She noted it includes another $47 billion in aid for Ukraine and Greene said it's "like the American people are raped everyday."
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