The funds would be for ’emergencies’….
The President won’t have problesm in the House….
But Republican Senator’s are a different matter….
The Midterm elections are right around the corner…..
But the annual end of the government’s fiscal year dance has begun….
Much of the new money the Biden administration seeks would boost the U.S. government’s public health programs. Federal officials long have warned that dwindling funds threaten their ability to respond to a crisis.
Targeting the coronavirus, the Biden administration proposed $22.4 billion, much of which would facilitate the purchase and development of next-generation vaccines and treatments. The money also would help restart programs that recently ran out of funds, including an initiative to provide free tests that the White House said it had to wind down this week after months of congressional inaction….
Besides the new public health funds, the White House urged Congress to approve another $13.7 billion for Ukraine, which includes money for military equipment, intelligence gathering and economic assistance. And top Biden aides estimated they would need about $6.5 billion to respond to recent natural disasters, including the deadly floods in Kentucky….
Any deal on overall spending must be struck by Sept. 30, or significant parts of the U.S. government would shut down. Congressional Democrats and Republicans are expected to adopt a short-term measure, known as a continuing resolution, to fund the government past the election — giving lawmakers more time to hammer out a longer-term arrangement that finances federal operations into 2023….