US President Joe Biden signed a bill on a temporary budget that does not include aid to Ukraine and Israel. Thus, the United States once again managed to avoid a "shutdown".
This is reported with reference to a statement by the White House.
Biden signed the law on temporary government funding on Thursday, November 16. It is noted that a number of US federal agencies have received funding until January 19, 2024, to continue projects and activities.
A number of other government agencies will be funded under the temporary budget until February 2, 2024.
It should be added that the temporary budget does not include funds to assist Ukraine and Israel.
As a reminder, on October 1, the US Congress passed a temporary budget bill. It did not include new funding for assistance to Ukraine, as it was decided to consider this initiative separately.
After that, US President Joe Biden proposed that Congress allocate $106 billion. Most of these funds ($60 billion) were to be used to help Ukraine. The package also included aid to Israel.
The president's initiative faced resistance in the US House of Representatives, where the new speaker, Mike Johnson, wanted to consider aid to Ukraine and Israel separately. He introduced a separate package for Israel to the House, and it was supported. However, the Senate refused to consider such a budget. They supported combining aid to Ukraine and Israel into one package.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 17/11/2023