The House of Representatives has passed a significant funding bill to prevent a government shutdown in the United States
The House of Representatives voted to approve a measure that would give short-term funding to keep the United States government open.
The House of Representatives in the United States took a major step toward averting a shutdown on Saturday when they approved a temporary financing plan.
Hours before the existing fund was about to expire, the law was passed with more Democratic support than Republican support (91 votes to 335).
The bill calls for a 45-day funding extension, with agreement from the Senate’s Democratic majority and Democratic President Joe Biden. The likelihood of a government shutdown has greatly decreased since earlier in the week, thanks to this new development.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy offered the interim legislation as the midnight shutdown loomed, threatening to send millions of government workers and military people home or forcing them to stay without pay.
A vocal minority of Republicans refused to go along with their party’s leadership and thus precipitated this crisis by rejecting many interim financing measures and instead calling for severe cutbacks in expenditure.
The suggested approach would keep government financing at its present level without the drastic cutbacks to expenditure that Democrats insist on. But there is no provision for Ukraine’s financial needs. One of the primary goals of the administration of former US Vice President Joe Biden was to aid Ukraine in its fight against Russian occupation.