The Senate approved the bill on the interim budget until February 8, 2019 to avoid the suspension of the government’s work due to disputes over the financing of the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico, the Associated Press reports.
The Us President Donald Trump and the Federal government can not agree on a budget for the new fiscal year, which in the United States began on October 1. Trump insists on allocating $ 5 billion to build a wall along the border with Mexico, Democrats agree on only $ 1.3 billion.
According to the bill, the financing of the state border protection will remain at the current level until February 8, 2019. If it is approved by the US Congress, it will mean Trump’s defeat in the dispute over the construction of the wall on the southern border.
As noted, the voting period of the Congress on the bill expires on Friday, December 21. The Associated Press emphasizes that if the funding is not approved, more than 800 thousand employees of US government agencies may be left without a job or at least without a salary at Christmas.
Earlier, the Washington Post wrote that the White house began preparations for the suspension of the government.