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US Senate supported a temporary budget to avoid a shutdown

Mar 1, 2024

The US Senate has passed a bill on a temporary budget. This will allow the government to continue working and avoid a shutdown.

This was reported by Reuters.


The document was supported by 77 US senators, 13 were against. The budget agreement has already been sent to US President Joe Biden for signature.

It is noted that under the previous agreement, funding for some government agencies ends on March 1, while others end on March 8. The bill extended funding until March 8 and 22, respectively.

Biden said that the decision of the Senate and the House of Representatives is good news for Americans. But he emphasized that this is only a short-term solution, not an early one.

As a reminder, the US Congress has been unable to agree on a budget for 2024 since September 2023. Republicans are demanding spending cuts and increased border security. There are also discussions about supporting Ukraine.

On February 13, the US Senate approved a bill to provide $95 billion in aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. In particular, more than $60 billion is provided for Ukraine.

House Speaker Mike Johnson opposed the initiative. The bill has not yet been considered.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 01/03/2024

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