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House Passes $1.5 Trillion Spending Measure With Ukraine Aid

  • Bill approved following day of squabbling among Democrats
  • Four-day stopgap also passed to give the Senate time to act
Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 9.
Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 9.Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

The House passed a long-delayed $1.5 trillion spending bill that would fund the U.S. government through the rest of the fiscal year and provide $13.6 billion to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

The vote, on Wednesday night, followed a day of political drama that saw emergency coronavirus funding stricken from the measure, which passed just in time for Democrats to depart for their previously planned retreat in Philadelphia.