The leaders of the US House of Representatives and Senate announced on Sunday that they had reached an agreement on government funding for the year 2024. This decision is a major step forward in avoiding the looming government shutdown later this month, although the possibility of this still occurring. Standing.
The amount approved by House Speaker Mike Johnson and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer includes $1.59 trillion for fiscal year 2024, including $886 billion for defense spending and $704 billion for non-defense spending. They also agreed to a side deal worth $69 billion, which includes adjustments to domestic non-defense spending.
The Republican politician informed his fellow representatives in a letter that the agreement guarantees funding for the government's needs until the end of the year.
Despite reaching an agreement on fiscal benefits — which could reduce the chances of a shutdown — Congress still faces significant challenges ahead of funding deadlines in the second half of January. One major problem remains pressure from conservative lawmakers to include tougher immigration and border security measures in the new funding bill.
Congress still needs to approve funding legislation — or a stopgap measure to avoid a shutdown by the deadline. It remains uncertain how successful it will be, even if Schumer and Johnson agree on funding levels.
President Joe Biden made an optimistic statement: With these actions, we are one step closer to avoiding unnecessary government paralysis while protecting our vital national security interests; Pointing out that these measures were previously discussed and approved last spring.
President Joe Biden spoke optimistically about the agreement, and the president welcomed the first step toward avoiding a government shutdown.
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