House passes minibus agreement with defense spending bill

By Tony Bertuca / March 22, 2024 at 12:02 PM

The House voted 286-134 to pass a massive $1.2 trillion, six-bill appropriations package that includes about $824 billion for the Defense Department.

The DOD topline is an increase of $26.8 billion above what Congress enacted in FY-23.

The Senate must pass the bill and sent it to President Biden to be signed before midnight to avert a partial government shutdown.