A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives announced that they have agreed on a framework for legislation providing temporary funds to avert a government shutdown starting October 1. This will allow for continued assistance to Ukraine.
This was reported by Reuters.
Without urgent action by Congress, the money available to fully implement a huge number of federal programs will expire at midnight on September 30 at the end of the current fiscal year.
For months, far-right Republicans in the House of Representatives have been demanding deeper cuts in federal spending than were agreed to in this summer's bipartisan legislation.
The members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus - 32 Democrats and 32 Republicans - issued a statement saying that the group had voted in favor of a temporary funding measure that would last until January 11, 2024.
The temporary funding to keep the federal government running also endorses President Joe Biden's request for a new round of emergency funding for Ukraine.
It remains to be seen whether this plan will gain support in the deeply divided House of Representatives.
As a reminder, President Joe Biden last month asked Congress to approve additional spending of about $40 billion, including $24 billion for Ukraine and other international needs, to continue to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian invaders. This request has already received bipartisan support in the Senate.
Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 21/09/2023