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Congress Leaders Agree on Fiscal Year 2024 Spending Bills, Preventing Saturday Government Shutdown


WASHINGTON — A significant breakthrough was announced on Wednesday by both Democratic and Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress. They have successfully negotiated a deal that will facilitate the progression of the ‍12 annual bills responsible for funding a variety of federal programs for‌ the fiscal year ending on Sept. 30. This agreement also ensures the‍ prevention of ⁣any government shutdowns on Saturday.

The agreement, which has received the green light from the leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate, sets the stage for votes on an⁣ interim funding bill. This stopgap measure‌ will ensure the smooth functioning ​of the government until the newly established deadlines ​of March 8 and March 22. This will provide lawmakers with ample time to scrutinize and ‍discuss the full-year funding bills.

In a joint statement, House Speaker ‌Mike Johnson,⁣ Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, ​House Democratic Leader Hakeem ⁣Jeffries, and the leaders of the two chambers’ appropriations panels confirmed that the temporary measure will be “voted on by the House and Senate this week.”

Leaders from both parties will ‌now focus their efforts on elucidating ​the details of the deal to ⁣their respective members. The ultimate aim is to persuade a sufficient number of them to support this arrangement.

As per⁢ the deal,‍ six out of the 12 funding bills are expected to be ‍passed by March 8, with the remaining bills slated for passage by March 22.

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  1. Good punctuation and grammar, agree: It’s a relief that Congress was able to come together and prevent a government shutdown.


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