Despite fears of a government shutdown, the Senate passes a stopgap spending bill

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According to a report from Xinhua, the US Senate passed a short-term bill on Thursday, which is also known as a stoppage bill, to extend government funding until the end of March as funding for some federal agencies and programs is due to expire.

It has been approved by a vote of 77 to 18 in the upper house, and now the House of Representatives is going to consider the proposal.

On his personal website X, formerly known as Twitter, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that the Senate had just passed the bill to fund the government and avoid a shutdown that would have been unnecessary.

The federal agencies have been extended funding by three bills that have been passed by Congress.

With Congress still struggling to reach a consensus on full-year government funding bills, the third temporary measure has been introduced as a result of Congress’s inability to reach a consensus.

There is a short-term bill called a stopgap bill, as well as a continuing resolution, or CR, which is a very short-term bill. As a result of this extension, the government will be able to continue funding from January until March.

It is important to understand that in the event of a government shutdown, what it means is that pauses will be observed in federal services and programming, employees will not receive their pay, and certain programs will run out of money to operate.

Unlike the ongoing negotiations regarding immigration, the spending bill does not contain any extra funding for Israel or Ukraine, which is separate from the ongoing negotiations concerning immigration.

That news provided by timenews.

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