US President Joe Biden signed the law on temporary funding of the government until March 2024. This was reported by the press service of the White House.
The law allows the country to prevent a “shutdown” – a partial shutdown of the federal government. The message of the White House notes that the extension of the funding of a number of government institutions until March 1 and other institutions until March 8, 2024 is foreseen. This is the third document on temporary financing of the government, adopted from October 1, 2023.
On Thursday, the bill on temporary financing of the federal government was approved by the House of Representatives of the US Congress. The bill was adopted by 314 votes, 108 congressmen voted against, including 106 Republicans and two Democrats. The bill was previously approved by the Senate. 77 votes were cast “for”, “against” – 18.
On the eve of the vote, the representative of the Democratic Party, Josh Gottheimer, outlined the consequences of the possible closure of government institutions. In particular, the situation of veterans who apply for disability benefits would worsen. It is possible that the inspection of the safety of airplanes would be suspended, the credits of the Ministry of Agriculture would be frozen, as well as other services. At the same time, about 1 million servicemen would temporarily not receive a salary.
- In November, US President Joe Biden signed a law on temporary financing of the government for the period until January 19, 2024. Aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan was not included in the law – this question will be considered separately. It is planned that 106 billion dollars will be spent for these purposes, including 61 billion dollars for military support of Kyiv. Republicans insist on strengthening the protection of the borders of the United States in exchange for their approval of aid to other countries.