March 10, 2022
House passes $1.5T omnibus bill with telehealth extensions and other health care provisions
On March 9, the House passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill (HR 2471) to fund the federal government through the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2022 and appropriate $13.6 billion in humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine. The House passed the bill in two votes: the first vote 361-69 to pass defense funding and a second vote 260-171 to pass domestic agency funding.
In total, the 12 annual appropriations bills provide: $730 billion in nondefense funding, a 6.7% increase over FY 2021 and $782 billion in defense funding, a $42 billion increase over FY 2021. A separate package of $15.6 billion in additional COVID-19 relief funds was removed from the deal over disagreements about the offsets. The House plans to vote separately on that measure next week.
With funding for the government set to expire at midnight on Friday, March 11, the House on March 9 also passed a four-day continuing resolution, giving the Senate until March 15 to gather the 60 votes needed to pass the omnibus spending package. The text of the omnibus bill is attached with this alert and also posted here.
Additional information is also available in the attached Tax Alert.
House omnibus bill