It is expected that the Senate will decide on the legislation before the deadline. A senior administration official said Tuesday that Trump is expected to sign the bill. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly before an official announcement was made.
The adoption of the "Ongoing Resolution" is necessary as the legislature and the administration have not agreed on an entire year Bills for the financial year 2020, which began on 1
October. The government is working on a bill that was passed in September but expires on Thursday night.
Prior to the vote, the legislators of both parties complained that they had not agreed to agree on the 12 annual spending bills for 2020 and the resulting need to bring the can to its knees.
"This is a confession of failure, it is a recognition of failure," said Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.). But Hoyer said, "The alternative is the closure of the government at midnight of the 21st century. This is not an acceptable alternative. "
Trump's call for billions for his US-Mexican border wall has once again proven to be a major obstacle to a more comprehensive budget business. Trump wants $ 5 billion for the Wall, and the Senate Republicans signed that number earlier this year. But the House Democrats did not spend any money on the wall to spend the bills they passed. It remains unclear how – or if – a compromise can be made.
This makes the closure of a government a real threat when the new financing law expires on December 20, just before Christmas.
"We need to work something out on the Democrats on the wall and things that may have to do with the wall," said Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate for appropriations. He said he has not seen the compromises of the White House or the Democrats.
During a caucus meeting on Tuesday in camera, spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Sounded pessimistic about the outlook. According to a Democrat in the congregation, who was talking about private discussion on the condition of anonymity, one should Deal to be completed before December 20.
The battle over the border wall resulted in a 35-day closure of the government last winter. It ended without Congress giving Trump the money he wanted for the Wall. Ultimately, Trump declared a national state of emergency at the border against bipartisan objections to Congress, stating that the White House was withdrawing billions of military construction accounts and channeling the money to the wall.
The White House has made it clear that if Congress does not approve of all the money Trump wants for the wall this time, bypass Congress once again to withdraw money from other accounts and push it to the limit.
Despite the dispute over the Wall, House Appropriation Committee Chairperson Nita M. Lowey (DN.Y.) said it was imperative for Congress to reach an agreement to end the government by September 30, 2020 to fully finance it. If not, budgets for government agencies, including the Pentagon, the Ministry of Health, and numerous other accounts would remain current. This would mean that billions of dollars in spending increases for the Pentagon and the domestic authorities previously agreed by the Congress are missing – a result that the legislators of both parties want to avoid.
"It is absolutely necessary that we do our job." Lowey said.
The "Continued Resolution" passed on Tuesday also contains a number of other provisions, including a 3.1 percent salary increase for members of the military. It allocates money for the census. The law also extends to the provisions of the USA Patriot Act of March, which should expire on December 15, including a provision called Section 215, which allows the government to collect records of telephone companies and other agencies involved in investigations into terrorism , Some legislators reject this extension because they fear that data on individuals can be collected.