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US senators propose bill to avoid government shutdown

US senators propose bill to avoid government shutdown

A plan to guarantee funding for public services until November to prevent a “shutdown”.

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday (September 26, 2023) reached an agreement on a temporary funding plan to keep the US government operating beyond next Saturday (September 30). “Shutdown” General services.

The plan guarantees funding for the government until November 17, earmarking funds for domestic disasters and aid to Ukraine. Draft received by CNN. The bill still needs to be approved by the House of Representatives to take effect.

Adding aid to Ukraine is expected to cause friction in the chamber, where conservative Republicans oppose sending more aid abroad. On Tuesday (September 26), House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters that funding for the eastern European country should be considered a standalone bill rather than included in a short-term spending package.

Starting October 1, which marks the start of the new fiscal year in the United States, the government is shutting down unless Congress can reach an agreement on public service funding for 2024. “Shutdown”.

McCarthy has until Saturday (September 30) to provide funding, with the chamber voting on bills to fund parts of the government this Tuesday (September 26).

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