The United States government was funded with a $1.66 trillion bill on Thursday by President Joe Biden, according to a statement from the White House.
While on vacation on the Caribbean island of St. Croix, Biden signed the legislation that was approved by Congress last week.
The legislation provides unprecedented funding for the military, emergency aid to Ukraine, increased assistance for students with disabilities, increased funding to protect workers’ rights, more resources for job training, and more affordable housing for families, veterans, and people fleeing domestic violence.
By a bipartisan vote of 68-29 and with the support of 18 of the 50 Senate Republicans, the bill with more than 4,000 pages was approved by the Senate. With a 225-201 vote along largely party lines, it was approved by the House of Representatives.