Brown said in a statement after the vote that the bill would boost efforts to fight Zika, protect Lake Erie and the water in Flint, Mich., and Sebring, Ohio, and keep water bills low for Ohio consumers.
Democrats and Republicans had been at odds over how much additional money to add to fight the Zika virus as well as a provision pushed by House Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood.
Among the provisions the final version of the bill included was $37 million to fight the opioid epidemic — money requested by Portman.
The Republican senator called for additional money for the program, saying the $37 million is “a down payment that helps put us on a path to fully funding” a bill he introduced to fight the epidemic. Portman is in a re-election fight against former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.
The bill also included language providing the U.S. Department of Energy the flexibility to avoid disrupting cleanup at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.