The U.S. Senate has agreed to extend funding for the government for two weeks

Reports that the bill extends to December 21 funding at the current level of a number of departments.

The US Senate, following The House of Representatives, approved the budget bill, which will postpone the suspension of a number of Federal government agencies for two weeks, which would otherwise have occurred on December 7. About it reports on Thursday the Hill newspaper.

The draft law extends to December 21 funding at the current level of a number of departments, including the state Department, the Ministry of justice, the Ministry of internal security, the Ministry of trade. Now the bill must be signed by President Donald Trump before Friday evening to come into force on time. Earlier in Thursday, the bill was approved by the House of Representatives of the US Congress.

As reported by the Washington Post, representatives of the us Congress and the White house previously discussed the possibility of adopting a budget for a period of one or two weeks to postpone the suspension of the Federal government until Washington says goodbye to former President George W. Bush. The publication noted that in such situations, representatives of the Republican and Democratic parties of the United States tend to forget about the differences for a while.

Earlier, trump said that he would like the government to suspend work if the legislature does not approve the allocation of $5 billion necessary for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.