Congress Passes Last-Minute Funding Bill, Avoids Shutdown

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Published on September 29, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Congress Passes Last-Minute Funding Bill, Avoids Shutdown

Congress Passes , Last-Minute Funding Bill, , Avoids Shutdown.

On September 29, the United States Senate approved a short-term government funding bill less than two days before a shutdown deadline.

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Weโ€™re not going to shut the government down, Rosa DeLauro, House Appropriations Chairwoman (D-Conn.), via 'The Hill'.

'The Hill' reports that the bill will temporarily fund the government at current spending levels through mid-December.

The bill gives negotiators and leadership more time to come to a larger agreement on government funding for 2023.

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The last-minute legislation also includes over $12 billion in aid for Ukraine and funding for disaster relief.

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The last-minute legislation also includes over $12 billion in aid for Ukraine and funding for disaster relief.

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Following GOP opposition, supplemental funding for the nation's coronavirus and monkeypox response was excluded from the legislation.

The short-term funding bill comes as the nation prepares for critical midterm elections which are likely to play a major role in funding talks for 2023.

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The short-term funding bill comes as the nation prepares for critical midterm elections which are likely to play a major role in funding talks for 2023.

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Obviously, the results of the midterms will have a lot to do with our ability to get this done, Chris Murphy Senator (D-Conn.) and the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, via 'The Hill'.

But with both Sen.

Shelby and Sen.

Leahy retiring, I think thereโ€™ll be a lot of support within both caucuses to get a budget done before they retire, Chris Murphy Senator (D-Conn.) and the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, via 'The Hill'.

But with both Sen.

Shelby and Sen.

Leahy retiring, I think thereโ€™ll be a lot of support within both caucuses to get a budget done before they retire, Chris Murphy Senator (D-Conn.) and the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, via 'The Hill'.

However, 'The Hill' reports that a growing number of GOP members have pushed to delay setting 2023 funding limits until January, riding on hopes of taking control of Congress.

However, 'The Hill' reports that a growing number of GOP members have pushed to delay setting 2023 funding limits until January, riding on hopes of taking control of Congress


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