Moscow. May 4. INTERFAX.RU – the House of representatives of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday approved the budget for the remainder of the fiscal year, which expires on 30 September 2017. If before Saturday the bill will also approve and the Senate, this will prevent the suspension of the normal operation of the government. The Federal government now has funds to continue only until Saturday.
In the House of representatives voted for the document 309 congressmen, against – 118, a bill sent for approval to the Senate. As reported by AP, President Donald trump in the case of approval of the bill by the Senate will sign the document. On 2 may representatives of both parties of Congress reached an agreement on the Federal budget for the remaining five months of the current fiscal year.
The agreement was preceded by several weeks of heated debate, which, as feared by many experts, could lead to the temporary suspension of the work of authorities and agencies in connection with absence of financing (shutdown).
As adopted by the lower chamber the bill does not fully reflect the wishes of the trump. In particular, less than requested by the administration will be spending on defense. The document does not provide for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. During the presidency of Barack Obama a few times there were budget crises, because the Democratic party was not the majority among the legislators. The last shutdown occurred in 2013 and lasted 17 days.
Now the White house and Congress controlled by the Republican party, which trump was elected President. However, the adoption of the budget need 60 votes in the Senate, where Republicans have a 52 seats.