Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., Wednesday neared the finish line on the federal government’s $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., Wednesday neared the finish line on the federal government’s $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill that contains funding that will send millions of dollars to the Northeast Kingdom and North Country. Local recipients and amounts are varied, ranging from $112,500 for the North Country Council’s “Housing Ready” program in Littleton to help develop low- and moderate-income housing and deliver related assistance to the North Country, to $3 million for Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.