Senate passes $1.7 trillion omnibus

By Tony Bertuca / December 22, 2022 at 2:26 PM

The Senate voted 68-29 today to pass a $1.7 trillion package to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2023, with $858 billion appropriated for national defense.

The measure, which must be signed into law by midnight Friday to avert a government shutdown, now moves onto the House, where it is expected to pass either today or tomorrow.

The bill contains a $300 billion modernization account for the Defense Department as well as $45 billion in emergency supplemental funding to aid Ukraine.

Under the legislation, Pentagon procurement would be increased by more than $17 billion above what lawmakers enacted in FY-22, while research and development would be boosted by more than $20 billion.