The threat of the "shutdown" is receding? The U.S. House of Representatives passed an emergency funding measure on Saturday, a key step in postponing the shutdown of the federal administration to a few hours of the outcome.
Every year, the threat of the "shutdown" shakes America. In the absence of an agreement on the budget between elected Democrats and Republicans, federal agencies would be forced to reduce a large part of their activities and force many employees to work without pay. If Congress does not reach an agreement this Saturday, millions of federal employees whose mission is considered essential will be summoned to work without pay.
The text must now pass the Senate
On Friday night, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a bill by a vote of 232 to 198 that extended government funding for 30 days, while an agreement was reached with the White House and Senate.
The text adopted this Saturday (335 yes, 91 no) must now pass the Senate. The dramatic turn of events came after Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy earlier proposed a last-ditch attempt to prevent the shutdown. The Democrats gave him their support.