A deal has been made by congressional leaders to pass a temporary funding bill and prevent a government shutdown.

A deal has been made by congressional leaders to pass a temporary funding bill and prevent a government shutdown.

government shutdown set to begin on October 1st

A agreement has been made for a temporary funding measure to prevent a partial shutdown of the government, scheduled to start on October 1st.government shutdown

On Sunday, leaders in Congress revealed.

expires on February 8, contains $5.7 billion for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

The proposed extension would provide funding for the government until March 1 and March 8, as stated by House Speaker Mike Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. The current agreement, set to expire on February 8, includes a budget of $5.7 billion for President Donald Trump’s desired border wall.went into effect

In November, certain federal departments received funding until January 19, while others received funding until February 2.

Johnson stated in a released statement that House Republicans were able to reach an improved agreement, allowing for the completion of the annual appropriations bill by both the House and Senate.

since September. 

The budget talks between Democrats and Republicans have been at odds, as Republicans push for substantial reductions in spending. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer declared that he will be proceeding with his own proposal for a temporary spending agreement.

According to Schumer, certain legislators are advocating for a government shutdown, with the belief that it would have positive effects. He also stated that these individuals are attempting to pressure the rest of Congress and the nation to conform to their extreme beliefs.

Schumer and Johnson reached an agreement

This past weekend, the government decided on a total budget of $1.66 trillion for the 2024 fiscal year. This amount includes $886 billion for defense expenses and $772 billion for non-defense expenses.

A group of staunchly conservative members of the House attempted to convince Johnson to modify the main spending agreement, but Johnson informed reporters on Friday that it would remain unchanged.

Caitlin Yilek and Kaia Hubbard both provided contributions to this report.

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