WASHINGTON – Senate President Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday senators had reached an agreement to stop spending money on government spending.
“We are ready to move forward,” said Schumer at the Senate level. “We have an agreement on … the process is ongoing, to prevent the closure of the government and we should be voting tomorrow,” Schumer told a Senate hearing.
Without passing the bill, the coalition government would face scrutiny after the calendar arrived on Friday. The agreement announced by Schumer makes the government open until December 3.
The House passed the government’s budget bill last week in the 222-211 by-elections.
On Monday, the Senate closed the House bill in a motion of majority. Republicans opposed the bill because it included an increase in debt, which for political reasons they want to force Democrats to allow themselves.
The Senate vote does not include a credit limit. These include, however, funding for the resettlement of Afghan refugees and for disaster relief for victims of the Ida hurricane.
Another place of worship may remain. Republicans are urging investment in the Iron Dome, Israel’s military defense.
The money was deducted from the House’s rent after opposition from the developers. The most recent House of Representatives bill included the Iron Dome fund last week with massive support, 420 to 9. But now, Republicans want the state budget to include the Iron Dome, which could cause problems if it returns to the House.
Julie Tsirkin reported from Washington and Dartunorro Clark from New York.
Frank Thorp V involved.