SAN FRANCISCO — President Biden signed a short-term authorities funding invoice on Thursday, avoiding a possible authorities shutdown and pushing into subsequent yr debates about wartime funding for Ukraine and Israel.
Biden’s approval got here a day after the Senate overwhelmingly authorized the stop-gap spending invoice. The measure, designed by new Home Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., funds 4 federal companies till Jan. 19, 2024 and the remainder till Feb 2, 2024. The purpose is to provide Congress extra time to barter long-term spending payments.
The president is in San Francisco for the Asia-Pacific Financial Cooperation summit, so the invoice got here out West for his signature. What the measure doesn’t embody is any of the funding Biden has stated is urgently wanted for Ukraine and Israel.
However the laws retains the lights on, and regardless of earlier reservations, as soon as it was clear it could cross Congress, the White Home signaled Biden would signal it.
At this level there isn’t a clear path for these funding requests to even come up for a vote.