Senate Releases Omnibus Spending Package

The Senate has released its Omnibus spending bill, legislation that includes funding for multiple government agencies grouped into one package.  The legislation, which would provide $174.5 billion in discretionary funding,  is expected to come to the Senate floor this week, and it remains to be seen whether or not Senate leadership will secure the 60 votes needed to eliminate the possibility of a filibuster. For a summary of the HHS-related provisions, please click here.For the bill's entire text ,click here.