Congress unveils partial government funding package

by ian

Congressional leaders have released a package to keep the government partially funded until the fall.

The so-called minibus includes $450 billion in funding for six government agencies. It also has budget cuts for the EPA, ATF, and FBI, while increasing funding for the DEA to help combat the fentanyl crisis.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) touted the package saying, “House Republicans secured key conservative policy victories, rejected left-wing proposals, and imposed sharp cuts to agencies and programs critical to President Biden’s agenda.”

The news comes as the speaker has been determined to stop omnibus spending.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the House to pass the package quickly as funding is set to expire this Friday. The House could vote on it as early as Wednesday.