US President Joe Biden approved the temporary budget bill that will prevent the federal government from shutting down, hours before the deadline.
USA President Joe Biden approved the temporary budget bill that will prevent the federal government from shutting down.
According to the written statement from the White House, Biden signed the bill, which was previously passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The bill provides for funding to ministries such as Energy, Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development until January 19, and to the rest of the government, including the Ministry of Defense (Pentagon), until February 2.
SECOND PROVISIONAL BUDGET SIGNED
It was reported that Biden made the signature hours before the expiration of the temporary budget, which was adopted on September 30, when the 2023 fiscal year ended in the country, and provided funding to the government until November 17.
This bill was the 2nd interim budget to prevent a government shutdown in the 2024 fiscal year, which started on October 1, 2023.
According to American law, if Congress cannot approve the permanent budget for the fiscal year that starts on October 1 and ends on September 30, the gap must be closed with temporary budgets. During periods when the interim budget cannot be approved, federal institutions that lose their spending authority temporarily cease their activities. (AA)