Congress passes temporary spending legislation to avoid government shutdown

Washington (AFP) 02/09/2022 12:40

Congress passes legislation and resolutions in America

  • Congress passes a new temporary spending law.
  • The goal of the project is to fund the government and avoid closing agencies.

approve Congress The American temporary spending bill is the third in less than five months, with the aim of continuing to fund the government and avoiding the closure of its agencies and facilities, and the spending law currently in force expires on February 18, and in the event that no action is taken, it will not be possible to pay the wages of hundreds of thousands of workers. government employees.

An additional $350 million allocated to address the water pollution crisis in Oahu, Hawaii

The temporary spending project includes allocating an additional $350 million to address the water pollution crisis in Oahu, Hawaii, as a result of a fuel leak from a US military facility, in addition to funding for nuclear submarines and cybersecurity.

But a shutdown was never realistically on the table, with Democrats and Republicans sending signals they agreed on another temporary spending bill. Ultimately, 51 Republican lawmakers voted alongside the Democrats in favor of the bill.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed confidence that Democrats and Republicans could reach an agreement soon.

Members are warned Congress Both Houses warned that if temporary spending laws are not bypassed, the fate of President Joe Biden’s billions of dollars in infrastructure project will remain in limbo, and House Majority Leader Stanley Hoyer said the goal is to agree and pass a broader, long-term package shortly before the deadline in 11 March.

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