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House ends Congress by passing $1.7 trillion funding package

The House passed a mammoth $1.7 trillion omnibus package on Friday, capping off weeks of drama to lock down government funding for the next fiscal year.

The bill passed largely along party lines, 225-201, a day after the Senate approved the bill in a bipartisan vote. The legislation now heads to President Biden’s desk for signature.

The legislation includes a ban on TikTok on federal government phones reflecting worries in both parties about how China’s government might access data about U.S. citizens through the social media platform.

It includes: DOJ’s State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance and COPS programs received $2.725 billion – an increase of $425 million (+15.6%) over the FY21 enacted level. These are the primary programs through which DOJ supports thousands of police and sheriffs’ departments in all 50 states.

Pallone Applauds Passage of Omnibus Package

Omnibus Includes Important Health Care and Consumer Protection Provisions Championed by the Chairman and E&C Democrats

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2617, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023:

“Today, the Democratic House majority passed a comprehensive government funding package that invests in the American people.

Finally, the omnibus will guard consumers against counterfeit and dangerous products, bolster U.S. manufacturing, and continue to promote our economic competitiveness on the world stage.

Consumer Protection & Commerce Provisions in the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus:

Online Marketplaces:

The omnibus establishes a national standard, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and State Attorneys General, that require online platforms that allow third party sellers of consumer products to verify the identity of high-volume third-party sellers, enabling consumers to obtain basic identification and contact information for certain sellers.

Product Safety:

The bill directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promulgate a consumer product safety standard for free standing clothing storage units to protect children up to 72 months of age from tip-over related death or injury.


The omnibus requires the FTC to report on cross-border complaints received that involve ransomware or other cyber-related attacks committed by certain foreign individuals, companies, and governments. The report must focus specifically on attacks committed by Russia, China, North Korea, or Iran or individuals or companies that are located in or have ties to those countries. This provision was authored by Schakowsky and Bilirakis.