As the existing budget funds of the U.S. federal government are about to expire on December 11, the House of Representatives voted on December 9th local time to pass a week-long trade-off bill to avoid the government closing before December 18.
It has now been submitted to the Senate for approval and is expected to receive an autograph from President Trump soon.
Richard Shelby, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said on the 9th that negotiators reached consensus on most issues of the comprehensive plan.
The House passed 10 of the 12 annual appropriations bills earlier this year, but the Senate has not yet passed any version of the annual spending bill.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said that in order to avoid the government’s shutdown during the coronavirus, the trade-off bill is a temporary remedy plan to ensure that the U.S. government can work properly, and that a final agreement requires a bipartisan compromise and concerted effort. Reach the goal.