With More Dems Than GOPs, House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill


Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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The House just voted to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill to continue funding the government through September.

The bill includes more than $15 billion in defense spending, $1.5 billion for border security, and nearly $5 billion in domestic spending increases, but does not secure funding for President Trump’s border wall proposal, reports The Washington Post.

The final vote tally was 309-118 and 103 Republicans voted against the bill, meaning more Democrats voted for the bill than Republicans.

On Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said “this is what winning looks like,” while Trump referred to the bill as “a clear win for the American people.

The measure is expected to be passed in the Senate later this week, preventing a looming government shutdown.

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