The bill that was proposed to fund the federal government for 45 days has been passed by the House of Representatives, the lower house of the US Congress. Following this, the Senate, the upper chamber, likewise approved the bill.
The threat of shutdown in America from October 1 has almost averted. The House of Representatives, the lower house of the US Parliament, and the Senate, the upper house, have approved the bill introduced for 45 days funding to the federal government. By a vote of 335 to 91, the House of Representatives approved the settlement funding measure bill. By mid-November, the possibility of a shutdown will be eliminated if the bill is approved by the Senate.
Most Republican lawmakers, including Democrats, voted in support of the funding bill. However, one Democrat and 90 Republican lawmakers opposed the deal. After this, the bill was sent to the Senate, the upper house of the ruling Democratic Party, where before midnight, 88 MPs voted in its support, while only nine votes were cast in opposition.
The bill would provide funds to the federal government led by President Joe Biden for 45 days, until November 17. At the same time, in the Senate proposal, a provision of six billion dollars has been made for Ukraine to fight the war against Russia and six billion dollars for American disaster relief.
Republicans backed down from demanding huge spending cuts
The bill could be passed only after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy backed down from his demand for drastic spending cuts. McCarthy said before the House vote, we are going to fulfill our responsibility. We will show understanding in the House and support the government. Earlier, New York Democratic MP Hakeem Jefferies had said, the American people deserve better. But ‘extreme’ Republicans are increasing the risk of a shutdown.
According to media reports, if the shutdown is implemented in America from October 1, all non-essential services will be closed. This shutdown can last until the US Congress passes a law authorizing the release of funds for federal expenses or the government is not given permission to borrow more money. The US economy as well as economies throughout the world may be impacted if this occurs.