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Congress passes short-term funding bill to avoid shutdown

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Washington — In the face of the December 3 funding deadline, Congress evaded a partial closure of the U.S. government and passed a temporary spending measure on December 2, with President Joe Biden on December 3 Signed the bill on December.

The Senate approved bills 69-28 in the evening after the House voted in favor of 221-212 late in the afternoon.

“I’m happy to let Americans know that the government remains open,” said majority leader Chuck Schumer after the vote.

Financing negotiators have suggested that temporary legislation will give them an additional week to adjust for partisan differences on national security issues.

“Since May, I have called for bicameral, bicameral negotiations with the White House to establish a top line. On October 18, the Senate Democrats quickly began these negotiations and the Republican Party. We have announced a comprehensive opening offer to inform our colleagues and the American public of our value, “said Patrickrich, D-Vt., Chairman of the Senate Expenditure Committee. “Since then, we have only encountered deafening silence. Further refusal to meet at the negotiating table is national security, our ability to invest in American families, and It only undermines our ability to respond to the coronavirus and its new variants.

“This agreement resolves our differences and gives us time to do our job on behalf of Americans.”

De Lauro

Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut, Chairman of the House Expenditure Committee, said: The Democratic Party is responsible for the needs of American families, so I have introduced a further expanding government funding law. Continue current funding and policies with minimal changes and create incentives for both sides to negotiate.

“I hope the end date of February 18 is early, but this agreement will allow the spending process to move forward towards a final funding agreement that meets the needs of the American people.”

This fall, the Senate Democratic Party announced the 2022 Fiscal Year Act on Transportation Programs, which specifically provides the Federal Automobile Carrier Safety Administration with $ 288 million for safe operations and programs. Senator has proposed $ 393.8 million for FMCSA safety grants. Overall, the Senate bill provides the US Department of Transportation with $ 29.1 billion in discretionary budgeting power, an increase of $ 3.8 billion from the enacted fiscal year 2021 level, according to the Senate Commission’s bill summary.

The House of Representatives passed the 2022 Transportation Fund Bill.

Separately, the US Senate is discussing the Buildback Better Act passed by the House of Representatives. Biden’s pillar of the national agenda, the $ 1.75 trillion social infrastructure budget package, aims to strengthen climate change programs, expand social safety nets, and extend coverage for children and the elderly. Almost all Senate Democrats support the bill. By relying on a rapid budgeting process, the bill requires a simple majority to pass.

I think the best Christmas gift for Americans is to stop these tax increases.

Senator John Barrasso (Republican Party)

The Senate Republicans have shown opposition to the social infrastructure bill.

Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) said, “I want to do everything I can to defeat it throughout the Republican meeting.” This bill causes more inflation. “

Senator John Thune (RS.D.) said: Not to mention further inflation, weakening economies, and increased government control over their decision-making. “

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