Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-21 21:16:26 –
Washington (AP) —The House of Representatives has approved legislation to fund the government, suspend its borrowing limits, and provide federal disaster and refugee assistance.
The bill includes $ 28.6 billion in disaster relief and $ 6.3 billion to help refugees in Afghanistan. ABC News Report The House Democrat deleted $ 1 billion to fund Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system after protests from progressives.
However, Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised to bring an independent source of funding for Iron Dome to the House floor.
Tonight, I urged house leaders to bring the funds for an independent Iron Dome to the floor. We are pleased that Pelosi, Heuer’s leader and De Lauro have made this promise, understanding the importance of providing life-saving missile defense assistance to their allies, Israel.
— Congressman Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) September 22, 2021
The bill will continue to implement the government until December 3. CNBC reportHowever, only if passed by the Senate.
Senate Republicans are expected to block the bill.
Republican senators argue that the Democratic Party will do it alone when it comes to suspending the country’s borrowing limits to prevent the United States from defaulting.
The Senate must either pass steps to fund the government or face closure by the end of the month.