US President Joe Biden delivers a Christmas speech at the White House in Washington, US, December 22, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis

CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix, Dec. 29 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a $1.66 trillion bill funding the US government for the 2023 fiscal year, the White House said in a statement.

Biden signed the bill, which Congress passed last week, while on vacation on the Caribbean island of St. croix.

The law includes record military funding, emergency aid to Ukraine, more assistance to students with disabilities, additional funds to protect workers’ rights and more job training resources, as well as more affordable housing for their families, veterans and those with disabilities. who fled domestic violence.

The 4,000-plus page bill passed through the Senate in a bipartisan vote 68-29, with the support of 18 of 50 Senate Republicans. It passed the House of Representatives by a majority of party line votes 225-201.

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