President Biden signs temporary government funding bill, averting partial shutdown

President Biden signed a bill on Friday that temporarily funds the government through Dec. 23, following approval from the House of Representatives and Senate.

By a vote of 71-19, the Senate avoided a weekend partial government shutdown and extends the deadline for negotiators to create a spending bill that funds the government through Sept. 30, 2023.

House lawmakers approved the bill that would fund the government for one week by a vote of 224-201. Nine Republicans voted against the bill.

The bill will now head to President Biden’s desk.

Republican lawmakers are looking to pass a bill that would fund the government until mid-January, when Republicans would then be in control of the House.

However, Democrats are seeking a bill that would fund the government for one year.

‘This isn’t an easy process, but it’s important, nonetheless,’ said Schumer. ‘For the well-being of our troops, for the preservation of our national security, for the tens of millions of Americans who look to the federal government for a wide range of basic services, Democrats and Republicans must work together to fully fund the federal government.’

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., said on Tuesday that negotiators have reached a deal for the spending bill which is expected to be around $1.65 trillion.

‘We have a framework that provides a path forward to enact an omnibus next week,’ DeLauro said. ‘Now, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will work around the clock to negotiate the details of final 2023 spending bills that can be supported by the House and Senate and receive President Biden’s signature.’

Fox News’ Chris Pandolfo and Haris Alic contributed to this report.

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