What's in the U.S. federal aid bill?

U.S. Congress passed a 1.4 trillion spending bill on Monday night. But the bill is proving controversial for some.

It includes $740.5 billion in defense spending, $664.5 billion for domestic programs and $900 billion for COVID-19 relief.

Here  some of the controversial parts of the bill:

The omnibus bill passed by Congress includes $2.4 billion for the U.S. Space Force.

$35 million for sexual-abstinence programs.

$1.375 billion will go toward 56 miles of President Trump’s wall on the U.S./Mexico border. 

Several politicians have criticized the bill, saying they didn’t have enough time to read the almost 6,000 pages.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said the bill arrived at 2 p.m. and was told to expect a vote in two hours. 

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