Biden signed the law: Prohibited direct funding of UNRVA, hundreds of millions of dollars for Taiwan, Ukraine nothing

"The bipartisan legislation I just signed allows the government to continue to govern, invest in the American people, and strengthen our economy and national security," Biden said.

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Biden, Photo: Reuters
Biden, Photo: Reuters
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The law on financing the federal government until the end of September was signed today by the President of the United States of America (USA), Joseph Biden, as soon as it was voted in the US Congress, and the paralysis of US public services was avoided.

"The bipartisan legislation I just signed allows the government to continue to govern, invest in the American people, and strengthen our economy and national security," Biden said.

The Senate, which is dominated by Democrats, passed the bill right before midnight, when the deadline expired. Otherwise, there would be a paralysis or shutdown of the government.

Senators passed a $1.200 trillion finance bill.

The last-minute passage of such state funding bills illustrates the poor cross-party relations in the US Congress.

Over the past year, Congress has fired one of its leaders, is failing to agree on sending financial resources to Ukraine, and narrowly avoided a federal financial blockade.

The law extends the US budget until the end of the fiscal year, ie until September 30. On 1.012 pages, the result of very fierce negotiations, it contains measures that could have strong repercussions abroad.

The law prohibits any direct funding to the UN agency for Palestine refugees (UNRVA), which has been in dispute since Israel in late January accused 12 of its approximately 13.000 employees in Gaza of being involved in an attack by the Palestinian movement Hamas.

The law also contains hundreds of millions of dollars for Taiwan, but does not provide any funding for Ukraine.

Aid to Kiev is the subject of separate negotiations, and it is being blocked by Republicans close to former US President Donald Trump.

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