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What is Happening on Capitol Hill

Mar 25, 2022

This past week, the President signed the $1.5 trillion government funding bill with Ukraine aid. The funding bill, which received bipartisan approval, passed the Senate in a 68-31 vote and the House 361-69. This will provide funding through September 30, 2022.

The legislation will provide the following:

  • $13.6 billion in new aid to Ukraine
  • $730 billion in non-defense funding -- a 6.7% increase over fiscal year 2021 – to fund the majority of the President’s bipartisan infrastructure deal
  • $782 billion in defense funding, a 5.6% increase over fiscal year 2021. The government is now funded through fiscal year 2022, which started in October.

The bill did not include additional COVID-19 funding that was requested by the President.

In other Hill news, the Senate did pass a bipartisan bill to make daylight savings permanent. The House hasn’t said when they would take up the legislation, but Speaker Pelosi said she is supportive of the measure.

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