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Government shutdown averted as Biden signs funding bill


House of Representatives voted on Friday to approve temporary funding bill government until December 16, preventing shutdown just hours forthcoming of deadline at midnight when funding was set expire.

President Joe Biden signed the bill on Friday afternoon. The Senate took action on bipartisanship on Thursday.

The deputies expressed confidence there would be no shutdown, but this is typical of Congress in recent years to run Correctly up against funding terms.

Partly because the opposing sides find it easier reach last-minute deals per staff off shutdown in time pressure.

Neither this time party wanted be accused for shutdown – especially so close to the subsequent November midterm elections, where control of Congress is at stake, and as Democrats and Republicans try to convince voters that they should to be in majority. Legislators up for re-election also seeks finish up work on Capitol Hill so they can go back to theirs home declares campaign.

In addition to money keep government agency afloat, short-term funding measure provides about $12 billion. for Ukraine continues to oppose Russia. invasion of country and requires a report from the Pentagon on how US dollars were spent there. Helping Ukraine is a bipartisan priority.

Ongoing resolution also extends expiring FDA user fees program for five years.

$12 billion in additional funding for Ukraine provides money for The US will continue to send weapons to replenish US stocks sent to the country over in past seven months during the ongoing conflict.

In order to continue to provide Ukraine with weapons to counter Russia’s offensive bill allocates an additional $3 billion. for Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. This pot of money allows US purchase and purchase weapons from industry and send them to the village, instead of Drawing directly from US stocks of weapon.

Check also authorizes an additional $3.7 billion. in funding for the president’s downsizing powers, which allows USA send weapons directly from US reserves, and $1.5 billion included for “US resupply”. of equipment”provided to Ukraine, fact leaflet from Senate Democrats on the bill says.

The bill provides for $4.5 billion. for “economic support fund “to secure”support to keep the operation of Ukraine national government”, fact sheet state.

The United States provided Ukraine with significant economic and military support since invasion of country started in February, commit more over $16.2 billion in assistance in ensuring the security of Ukraine, since the Russian invasion began in February, department of This is stated in the defense statement. on Wednesday.

This story and the title was updated with additional developments.

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