Reuters Tom Brenner
US President Donald Trump signed a bill extending federal spending by two days, until Sunday night Monday, with the aim of avoiding a new government shutdown.
The White House confirmed that the bill, which Congress adopted before Trump’s approval, will go into effect on Friday evening.
This comes at a time when lawmakers in Congress are continuing their efforts to reach an agreement on a special bill to stimulate the economy to face the repercussions of the Corona virus pandemic worth $ 900 billion, within the framework of legislation on government spending until September next year, worth 1.4 trillion dollars.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed optimism about these legislative efforts, saying, “I think all parties feel we’re making good progress on the large emergency aid project that will go hand in hand with the annual appropriation process.”
This comes two years after the longest government shutdown in US history, which lasted 35 days.