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House PASSES bill to avoid a shutdown until Dec 16 – and give $12 BILLION in aid to Ukraine 

House PASSES bill to avoid a authorities shutdown until December 16 – and give $12 BILLION in aid to Ukraine

  • The persevering with decision made its approach by means of the decrease chamber 230-201 in a largely social gathering-line vote
  • The Senate had handed the bill with a massive bipartisan majority on Thursday and now it heads to President Biden’s desk
  • The persevering with decision (CR) principally funds the federal government at its present ranges and kicks debate on longer-time period bill down the street to after midterms
  • It contains $12 billion for Ukraine, $1 billion for heating payments for low-earnings households and $18 billion for FEMA  

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The House on Friday handed a stopgap funding measure to maintain the federal government operating until Dec. 16, averting a authorities shutdown forward of the midnight deadline. 

The persevering with decision made its approach by means of the decrease chamber 230-201 in a largely social gathering-line vote. The Senate had handed the bill with a massive bipartisan majority on Thursday and now it heads to President Biden’s desk. 

The persevering with decision (CR) principally funds the federal government at its present ranges and kicks debate on longer-time period bill down the street to after midterms, however it does embrace a further $1 billion to assist decrease-earnings households with heating payments. 

The House GOP had whipped in opposition to the bill, urging members to vote no due to additional Ukraine funding and lack of funding for border safety. Believing Democrats will lose one or each chambers, some Republicans, principally from the Freedom Caucus, even have stated they do not need to give them a probability to cross a year-long funding bill throughout the ‘lame duck’ session between midterms and Congress’ subsequent session.

The House on Friday handed a stopgap funding measure to maintain the federal government operating until Dec. 16, averting a authorities shutdown forward of the midnight deadline.

Ten Republicans voted for the measure: Adam Kinzinger, Ill., Garrett Graves, La., Steve Womack, Ark., Chris Jacobs, N.Y., Hal Rogers, Ky., Fred Upton, Mich., Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio, Brian Fitzpatrick, N.Y., and Patrick McHenry, N.C.  

The $12.4 billion Ukraine funding contains $7.8 billion in mixed direct and oblique navy help, $4.5 billion for financial stabilization and $35 million to safe nuclear supplies in Ukraine. 

Total U.S. aid for Ukraine because the invasion will now attain about $66 billion. 

The bill accommodates one other $18.8 billion for pure disasters by means of FEMA’s catastrophe reduction fund, together with wildfires in the West, floods in Kentucky and hurricanes in the southeast. 

Left out of the deal was Sen. Joe Manchin’s pipeline allowing laws. The West Virginia Democrat requested Schumer to depart it out of the CR after Republicans knocked it as a ‘political payback scheme’ and progressives opposed it as a boon to the fossil gas business. 

As the deadline loomed, Schumer eliminated the allowing language, which might have wanted 60 sure votes to cross. 

House members at the moment are following senators residence to their districts. Both chambers are out of session until after the midterms, Nov. 15. 

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