Biden Approves Interim Funding Bill to Prevent Government Shutdown

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President Biden has signed a government funding extension that delays a partial government shutdown for another week. The extension was necessary for the appropriations committees to have adequate time to execute on the current deal and for lawmakers to review the package’s text. Six out of the 12 annual spending bills now need to be passed before the end of the next week, giving Congress two more weeks to pass the remaining six spending bills to fully fund the government until September.


U.S Government Funding Extended By President Biden

On Friday, President Biden signed a government funding extension that delays a partial shutdown for at least another week. Funding for some agencies was set to lapse on Friday, while the remaining was secured through March 8.

The agreement reached between Congress on a temporary funding patch has shifted the deadlines to March 8 and March 22. The measure, which passed in the House and Senate in a bipartisan vote, has averted a shutdown for the fourth time since September.

As per the bipartisan agreement, six of the 12 annual spending bills will now need to be passed before the end of next week. The one-week extension was agreed upon to allow the appropriations committees sufficient time to execute on this deal in principle and give lawmakers time to review the package’s text.

Mr. Biden stated that the extension was “good news for the American people” but emphasized that “this is a short-term fix — not a long-term solution.” He called upon Congress to pass full-year funding bills that deliver for the American people in the upcoming days.

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