Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

US House of Representatives Passes Bill to Avoid Closing down Federal Agencies

Thu 15 Dec 2022 | 12:13 PM
Ahmed Moamar

The US House of Representatives approved a bill extending the work week with the current budget to prevent funding cuts from the federal government and the “closure” of a number of its institutions.

The text, which is still to be approved in the Senate, won the support of 224 deputies (including 9 Republicans), while two hundred deputies voted against it.

And federal institutions in the United States of America (USA) are threatened to suspend their work on Friday night if work is not extended with the current budget.

And if Congress does not approve this text, funding will be cut off from the federal government, and a large number of its institutions will be in a state of “closure”, which means partial unemployment for hundreds of thousands of employees.

And in light of the inability of the two parties in Congress to agree on a draft budget bill for the fiscal year 2023 and the deadline for the 2022 budget to end on Friday, the temporary solution is to extend work with the current budget by a week, until the two parties resolve their differences.