• February 22, 2024

Joe Biden Signs ‘Pelosi’s Budget Bill’ After 107 House Republicans Join with Democrats in Passing Reckless Continuing Resolution to Avert Government Shutdown, Sidestepping GOP Border Security Demands

 Joe Biden Signs ‘Pelosi’s Budget Bill’ After 107 House Republicans Join with Democrats in Passing Reckless Continuing Resolution to Avert Government Shutdown, Sidestepping GOP Border Security Demands

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Joe Biden approved the “Nancy Pelosi budget” to avert a government shutdown after 107 Republican members of the House of Representatives broke ranks to join Democrats without a border deal.

Last September, the House of Representatives passed a last-minute bill to keep the government funded for an additional 45 days, narrowly averting a government shutdown that would have commenced at 12:01 a.m. The bill was spearheaded by former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

With a 335-91 vote, the House approved a 45-day temporary funding measure that excludes border security and $6 billion in funding for Ukraine.

The bill includes provisions for disaster relief funds that likely swayed some Democrats to vote in favor. 90 GOP NOs and 1 Dem NO.

In November, Speaker Johnson devised a “two-part” continuing resolution to prevent a shutdown post-November 17, which was due to the government funding ends.

This resolution split the extension of appropriations bills into two deadlines: it extends the Agriculture, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Energy and Water appropriations bills until January 19, while the remaining bills would be extended until February 2. The appropriation bill notably omitted aid to Ukraine and Israel, as well as an extension of FISA 702 authorities. However, it did extend the expired Farm Bill provisions through September 2024.

With deadlines looming, Johnson struck a long-term spending deal, announcing a $1.590 trillion budget for fiscal 2024,

Source: The Gateway Pundit

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