US Congress Passes Legislation Preventing Government Shutdown Until February 18 After Voting On Biden Vaccination Mandates

Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee is one of those opposed to the Biden Administration’s vaccination mandates.

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Members of the United States Congress approved a resolution Thursday night that will keep government agencies operating until February 18, when they will again have to consider new legislation for these purposes to avoid a shutdown.

The temporary budget bill approved yesterday prevented a closure of the government’s instrumentalities from midnight this Friday, the deadline to give way to the law.

Initially, the House of Representatives approved the measure, which then went before the Senate for consideration.

Now missing have President Joe Biden sign you for the text to officially become law.

Once Biden signs the project, the Government and its agencies will have the resources to continue operations until February 18.

“I am glad that, in the end, keeping a cold head prevailed, so the Government will remain open, and I thank the members of this House for preventing us from falling into a closure that was avoidable, unnecessary and expensive”Said Charles Schumer, spokesman for the Senate Democrats in plenary session.

Debate over Biden’s vaccination mandates left behind

To advance approval, Democratic leaders in the Senate were able to overcome opposition from the former to the vaccination mandates.

Specifically, in the Senate, a small group of Republicans objected to vaccination requirements imposed by the Biden Administration.

The Republican Senator from Utah, Mike Lee, and the one from Kansas, Roger Marshall, pushed for an amendment that prohibited budget allocations from being used to enforce vaccination orders promoted by Biden.

To resolve the impasse, the amendment was put to a vote in the Senate and the votes against prevailed, 48 versus 50.

The achievement of the Republicans was that the term of the new resolution is extended until February and not until the end of January as proposed by the Democrats.

Project approval gives time to legislators from both parties to negotiate on the 12 annual appropriation bills worth $ 1.5 trillion and that they seek to cover the budget for the entire year, which began on October 1 and runs until September 2022.