In a vote that took place late on Saturday night, the Senate of the United States of America granted its assent to a stopgap budget plan in order to avert a shutdown of the federal government. This was done in order to save the government from being completely shut down. The final vote was 88 to 9, which insured that the government will have the required money to continue its operations for another 45 days despite the uncertainty of the economy. The House of Representatives had earlier in the day voted in favor of enacting the motion to permit expenditures for a shorter length of time with a vote count of 335 to 91 in support of passing the legislation.
In spite of the fact that it authorizes funding for 45 days and gives 16 billion dollars for disaster relief, the proposal does not contain assistance for the Ukraine. Both members of Congress connected with the Democratic Party and members of Congress affiliated with the Republican Party voiced their support for the temporary funding agreement. As a direct consequence of this development, Congress will be given more time to complete their mission.
If this budget extension had not been authorized, non-essential government projects would have been placed on hold, and thousands of federal employees would have been obliged to take leave without pay. The 30th of September marks the conclusion of the fiscal year for the United States government.