Posted BY: Cristina Laila

The Senate on Tuesday evening voted 70-25 to advance the $1.7 trillion Omnibus spending bill and open debate.

This is just the first procedural vote.

The latest spending bill is full of special interest earmarks and pork.

The bill includes $45 billion to Ukraine, $7.5 million in LGBTQ programs, Jan 6 prosecution funding, and more.

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A group of Republican Senators pushed back on the process.

Senator Rand Paul blasted the Schumer-Pelosi Omnibus spending bill.

“I brought along the 1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that’s being fast-tracked through the Senate. This process stinks. It’s an abomination. It’s a no-good rotten way to run the government. We’re standing up and saying NO.” Rand Paul said earlier Tuesday.