Huge $1.7 trillion spending package passes in U.S. Senate, backed by both parties

The bill includes an addition backed by Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley and Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski that broadens a bill Congress passed in 2010 to allow nursing mothers time and space to pump breast milk while at work

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U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C.

The $1.7 trillion spending package now goes to the U.S. House. (Lynne Terry/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

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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.