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US House Speaker Proposes Interim Spending Plan

US House Speaker Proposes Interim Spending Plan

Mike Johnson announced that the program would fund government operations in 2 phases: until January 19 and until February 2, 2024.

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Republican Mike JohnsonSaturday (Nov. 11, 2023) on a temporary plan to cover government spending and avoid a shutdown by Democrat Joe Biden’s administration.

The Republican proposal would defund parts of the government on 2 dates: January 19 and February 2, 2024. “This 2-step continuing resolution is a necessary bill to put House Republicans in a better position to fight for conservative victories.”, Johnson said. Information released by the news agency Reuters.

Johnson’s plan does not establish additional funding for the government to encourage aid to other countries, such as Israel and Ukraine, to deal with conflicts in their regions.

The US House and Senate must reach an agreement on the spending plan by Friday (November 17, 2023) or the country risks a government shutdown.

White House Secretary Karine Jean Pierre made the proposal “One more recipe “Republican chaos and more shutdowns.”. She also said “House Republicans are wasting precious time with a serious plan”.

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