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  • Washington Highlights

    President Signs Spending Package, Averts Partial Government Shutdown 


    Sinead Hunt, Senior Legislative Analyst
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    President Joe Biden on March 9 signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 4366), which finalizes fiscal year 2024 funding levels for six spending bills, averts a partial government shutdown, and also includes several key health care extenders. On March 6, the House voted 339-85 to approve the measure, followed by a Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 75-22 [refer to Washington Highlights, March 8].   

    Congress must now turn its attention to the remaining spending bills, including the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Defense bills, which are due to expire on March 22 [refer to Washington Highlights, Jan. 19].