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Senate Majority leader Schumer: expect to pass U.S. spending bill by week’s end

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters after meeting with Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson in the U.S. Capitol in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he aimed to pass an omnibus government spending bill by the end of the week that will include more than $12 billion in emergency aid for Ukraine and more than $15 billion for COVID preparedness.

“Republicans and Democrats are very, very close to finalizing the agreement. I expect there will be text released in a few hours,” Schumer told reporters at the Capitol.

(Reporting by Katharine Jackson and Doina Chiacu; Editing by)

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