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Omnibus spending deal done

CQ Budget, Ep. 234

Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly news conference in the Capitol on March 9, 2022. Congress passed the massive spending bill this week.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly news conference in the Capitol on March 9, 2022. Congress passed the massive spending bill this week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

It came more than five months late, but omnibus appropriations for the current fiscal year made it across the finish line this week. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Lindsey McPherson explain what took so long, how a compromise was reached and the sacrifices made to get a deal done. They also assess a new fight over additional pandemic aid.

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