House Passes $ 1.5 Trillion Omnibus Package That Includes Aid for Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The House passed a $ 1.5 trillion spending bill that includes emergency aid for Ukraine, after Democratic leaders stripped out a contentious Covid-19 aid commission that would have clawed back states’ unused coronavirus money to fund the proposal.

The decision to remove the $ 15.6 billion in Covid-19 aid was a dramatic setback for both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), Who negotiated the plan only to see many rank-and-file Democrats reject it, and President Biden , whose administration originally asked for $ 22.5 billion to fund vaccines, treatments and research and now will get nothing.

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