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House Passes Temporary Spending Bill without Biden’s War Budget

The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution yesterday that would keep parts of the government open until Jan. 19, and the rest of it until Feb. 2. The vote was 336-95, with 93 Republicans voting “no.” The resolution did not include President Joe Biden’s $106 billion request for military aid to Ukraine and Israel, or money for border security, or for the military buildup in Asia.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, AP reported, has noted that Congress still has work to do toward Biden’s request to provide U.S. military aid for Ukraine and Israel and for other needs. Senators are trying to devise a separate package to fund U.S. supplies for the overseas wars and to bolster border security, but it remains a work in progress.