Congress rolls out $1.7 trillion spending deal in race to Friday deadline

The omnibus is likely to be the last significant piece of legislation lawmakers will push through during the 117th Congress

By: - December 20, 2022 5:15 pm
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said the omnibus bill was “no easy feat.” (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.