$1.3T Omnibus Bill and its’ Ramifications

  Approximately 17 hours after the 2,232-page bill was released, the House of Representatives passed the bill 256–167 on March 22. The Senate passed the bill 65–32 after midnight on March 23. General appropriations The bill funds the federal government through September 30, 2018. Commerce The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration budget is increased by $234 million, including $20 million for disaster assistance to fisheries and $65 million for the salmon recovery program along the Pacific coast. Department of Defense The bill increased the budget of the Department of Defense by $61 billion. Military employees will receive an increase...

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