Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images
  • There was only one Democrat who voted against the spending bill.

  • She did not oppose the measure.

  • The bill was easy to pass in the House. It will be signed by Biden as soon as possible.

The bipartisan spending plan that passed along party lines was opposed by the sole Democrat in Congress.

The legislation provides $858 billion in funding for Pentagon programs, a boost that was trumpeted by Senate Minority LeaderMitch McConnell and other Republicans who supported the bill. The US needs to reduce its defense spending. A representative for the organization did not reply immediately.

Tlaib is a member of the "Squad" and voted "present." The spending plan was approved by the House and sent to the president. The legislation would prevent a government shutdown and fund the federal government through most of next year.

One of the changes in the omnibus package would allow Americans to save more for retirement. More than $44 billion in aid has been given to Ukraine as it continues to fight the Russians. There are changes to a 135-year-old law that governs how Congress certifies presidential elections.

The bill divided Republicans. McConnell was one of just 28 Republicans who voted for the bill. The GOP was urged to block the bill by the former president. Kevin McCarthy thinks the GOP should have waited until the party regained control of the chamber.

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