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Biden signs stopgap spending bill to avert government shutdown | Government shutdown | Congress

[Великая Эпоха, 17 ноября 2023 г.](Detailed report by Epoch Times reporter Li Yan) The White House said that the President of the United StatesBidenThe preliminary agreement was signed on Thursday (November 16).spending bill,avoidtemporary government shutdown. The Senate passed the bill the day before.

BidenThe document was signed on the sidelines of a dinner at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. Leaders from various countries attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit at the museum.

The US Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a short-term plan presented by House Speaker Mike Johnson.spending billfunding the government until early next year. This marks the yearcongressThe third financial impasse has ended.

Over the weekend, Johnson announced a two-stage continuing resolution that would provide funding for two packages of government projects by January 19 and February 2 respectively.congressAvoid passing a major spending bill before the Christmas holidays.

The White House said in a press release that funding from the Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act of 2024 will be used for four federal government grants through Jan. 19 of next year. 2 next year will be used for the remaining eight appropriations bills.

Priorities receiving funding on Jan. 19 include military construction, veterans affairs, transportation, housing and energy.

Johnson’s temporary appropriations bill received broad bipartisan support, a rarity in modern American politics. The bill passed the House on Tuesday by a vote of 336 to 95, with more Democrats than Republicans voting for it. The Senate passed the bill on Wednesday by a vote of 87-11.

“Last night I signed a bill to prevent a government shutdown. This is an important step, but we still have a lot of work to do. I urge Congress to address our national security and domestic needs.”

The spending bill does not include $105 billion in emergency spending requested by Biden, including aid to Ukraine, Israel and the Gaza Strip. Still, Senate Majority Leader Schumer said Johnson’s passage of the stopgap spending bill was a victory.

Responsible Editor: Li Lin#

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