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$1.7T Bipartisan Spending Package Becomes Law

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of September 2023, ABC News reported Friday.

The Biden administration prevented a government shutdown with the signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes $858 billion for defense spending and $773 billion for nondefense discretionary spending.

The bipartisan spending package includes $38 billion in emergency disaster assistance, $40 billion in funding to help Ukraine counter Russian invasion and the Electoral Count Reform Act.

Also included in the package is a bill that seeks to prohibit the use of social media platform TikTok on government devices.

The move came a week after the president signed into law the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, which would authorize $816.7 billion for the Department of Defense.

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