By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House has passed a $1.7 trillion government spending bill.

The bill will finance federal agencies through September and provide more aid to a devastated Ukraine. It passed by a vote of 225-201.

The bill represents the closing act for Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s second stint as House speaker.

The person hoping to replace her, Republican Kevin McCarthy, led opposition to the bill.

That's a sharp contrast to the Senate, where the leaders from both parties supported the measure.

The House chamber was half-empty for the vote with many lawmakers casting proxy votes, having left Washington early to ensure they made it home for Christmas.

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