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Schumer expects year-long govt funding bill to include Ukraine funding, vote reform


U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer walks at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2022. REUTERS/Michael Mccoy

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday said he expects a year-long government funding bill to include more funding for Ukraine and measures to reform the way Congress certifies presidential elections.

The Senate will aim to vote on a bill to keep the federal government operating for one week past a Friday deadline, as Democrats and Republicans bicker over a longer-term measure likely to spend more than $1.5 trillion, Schumer said.