- The United States Senate approved a bill to prevent the government shutdown.
- Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement.
- By 60 votes it surpassed the barrier that it needed to be approved.
This Thursday, September 30, the United States Senate approved the initiative to avoid the Government shutdown. Between Democrats and Republicans, they reached an agreement and managed to agree on the approval of the project whose function is to prevent the country from running out of funds on October 1.
The next step will be that the initiative will now be debated in The House of Representatives, where they hope that it will be approved without problems and that in the next few weeks it will obtain the signature of the president, Joe Biden. This law is relevant, because it will serve to finance the Administration until December 3, at which time Democrats and Republicans will have to reach another agreement.
US Senate approves closure: The law that was approved
According to the Efe agency, ehe United States Senate approved a bill on Thursday to avoid a closure of the Administration this same midnight and to finance the activities of the Government until the beginning of December. It was important that the project be approved, because the country’s economy depended on those votes.
Yesterday, Majority Leader in the United States Senate, Chuck Schumer, announced that Democrats had reached an agreement with Republicans on an ongoing resolution to fund the federal government, in addition to reporting that they were meeting ready ‘to move on’, the media reported. Filed Under: US Senate Approves Closure
US Senate approves closure: With 60 votes in favor
The initiative surpassed the 60-vote barrier that it needed to be approved by receiving the support of 65 senators, while 35 voted against it, the Efe news agency reported this Thursday afternoon. Although yesterday, Chuck Schumer, reported that they had reached an agreement between Democrats and Republicans, there were still doubts about his procedure.
In accordance with Y’all Politics, the Senate Majority Leader mentioned that to avoid a government shutdown, Senate Democrats would “present” an ongoing resolution that will keep the government open until early December. So the good news was expected this afternoon. Filed Under: US Senate Approves Closure
US Senate Approves Closure: Chuck’s Statement
The leader in the Senate reported that it was very good news that he had received and that with this approval, the Senate agreed that the possibility of a government shutdown on Thursday night was eliminated. The news comes at a relevant time, because they believed the economy could be damaged.
“This is good news, today the Senate is passing a resolution that eliminates the possibility of a government shutdown tonight,” congratulated the leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, before the bill was put to a vote. , reported the Efe agency. Filed Under: US Senate Approves Closure
US Senate approves closure: The agreement they reached
Democrats and Republicans, They reached an agreement in the last hours to prevent the first world power from running out of funds on October 1, which would have had a negative impact on the US economy, but also on the world economy, the Efe agency mentioned.
The initiative will now go on to be debated in the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass without problems. to later become law signed by US President Joe Biden. With this approval, they would guarantee that until December 3 the funds of the Government are safe, as well as the economy of the country. Filed Under: US Senate Approves Closure
US Senate Approves Closure: A Fight for the Economy
In accordance with ABC NewsSenators dispensed with a handful of Republican amendments and then passed, 65-35, a temporary funding bill that not only prevents a shutdown through Dec. 3, but also includes $ 28.6 billion in disasters .
This will primarily help states devastated by extreme weather and $ 6.3 billion to further assist Afghan refugees. However, the interim measure does not include any provision to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, after Republicans roundly rejected any attempt to include it, the news outlet said. Filed Under: US Senate Approves Closure
Mitch McConnell spoke about it
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell mentioned this afternoon that his conference will not help raise the borrowing limit, nor will it even accelerate the ability of Democrats to do it alone. He also spoke of the concerns faced by the minority about the intentions of the majority party.
“What the Republicans raised all the time was a resolution clean and go without the poisonous pill of a debt limit increase, “McConnell told the media in attendance. “That is exactly what we will happen today,” he concluded surrounded by reporters who wanted to know more about the details.
Until December 3
Why is this date so important? If approved, the law will serve to finance the Administration until December 3, at which time Democrats and Republicans will have to reach another agreement to avoid a government shutdown, the news agency reported this Thursday afternoon.
Since 1976, when new budget laws were passed, the Administration has run out of funds about 20 times, although most of the time it has only been for one day. Therefore, they hoped that this problem would not be repeated and both Democrats and Republicans would reach a good agreement.
With Trump, the longest shutdown occurred
According to the Efe agency, ehe longest government shutdown, lasting 35 days, occurred during the presidency of Donald Trump (2017-2021) due to disagreements over the funds for the wall he wanted to build on the border with Mexico. For this reason, it was expected that this problem would not occur in this new government.
What happens if it closes? When the government runs out of funds, most government agencies, museums, and national parks close their doors, while hundreds of thousands of federal employees are temporarily out of work and without pay. The affirmative answer offered by the Senate came at a good moment for the nation.
A battle between Democrats and Republicans
The Efe agency stated that eThis time, the debate on government financing has been affected by the battle between Democrats and Republicans to pass a suspension of the debt ceiling and prevent the United States from incurring a suspension of payments of the national debt on October 18 .
At first, Democrats linked the approval of a law to avoid the closure of the Administration with the debt ceiling, but in recent days they had to separate the two initiatives because the Republican Party is opposed to suspending the level cap. of US debt
The next showdown
The next battle on the debt ceiling could occur “as early as next week,” when the Senate considers a law that has already been passed by the House of Representatives to avoid defaulting, Schumer announced today to the media that they were off the premises wanting to know the details.
Republicans, however, have already warned that they will block that measure, which could once again put the US economy at risk just at a time when it tries to overcome the effects of the pandemic, the news agency detailed, this afternoon .
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