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House Passes Bipartisan Government Funding Bill: Averting Shutdown and Setting the Stage for 2023 Funding Challenges

House Passes Bipartisan Government Funding Bill: Averting Shutdown and Setting the Stage for 2023 Funding Challenges – The House of Representatives successfully passed a stopgap bill on Tuesday, ensuring the Government Funding Bill remains operational and paving the way for a broader funding debate in the coming year.

The next step involves Senate approval of the measure, with President Joe Biden ready to sign the bill once it receives the Senate’s nod, according to information from a White House official reported by CNN. Government Funding Bill is currently slated to expire on Friday, November 17, adding urgency to the need for Senate approval.

The bipartisan-supported stopgap bill received a vote of 336 to 95 in the House. Notably, 209 Democrats voted in favor, indicating potential challenges for newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson. On the opposing side, 93 Republicans and two Democrats dissented.

House Passes Bipartisan Government Funding Bill: Averting Shutdown and Setting the Stage for 2023 Funding Challenges
House Passes Bipartisan Government Funding Bill: Averting Shutdown and Setting the Stage for 2023 Funding Challenges

In his inaugural leadership challenge, Johnson has devised a unique two-step plan. This strategic approach introduces new shutdown deadlines in January and February, allowing for extended deliberations on crucial issues.

The bill’s key provisions include an extension of funding until January 19 for essential areas such as military construction, veterans’ affairs, transportation, housing, and the Energy Department. The remaining Government Funding Bill sectors, not covered by this initial extension, would receive funding until February 2. Notably absent from the proposal is additional aid for Israel or Ukraine.

Johnson defends the two-step plan as a means to break away from the historical pattern of passing massive spending bills in December, a scenario laden with challenges due to looming winter holiday deadlines. The extended timeline is intended to provide lawmakers with the necessary space to negotiate and pass comprehensive spending bills for the entire fiscal year.

President Biden has affirmed his willingness to sign the government funding bill into law upon securing Senate approval. A White House official emphasized that the President views the bill as a continuing resolution maintaining current funding levels without introducing any potentially contentious policy riders.

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