China News Service, December 1 According to the "Central News Agency" report, from November 30 local time, the US Congress will launch a two-week "sprint" to avoid the federal government from falling into a "shutdown" while the new crown epidemic is raging.
According to reports, this is the first major test of whether the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are willing to cooperate after the presidential election.
On October 5, local time, US President Trump left the National Military Medical Center in Maryland and returned to the White House.
According to reports, almost all federal government agencies’ grants will expire on December 11. An official in the House of Representatives revealed that the two parties have already obtained the allocation of the approximately US$1.4 trillion as of September 30, 2021. progress.
However, the minor details have not been resolved. As for when the Senate and the House of Representatives will vote on the large-scale appropriations bill, it may be delayed until the December 11 deadline.
The report pointed out that another unsure question is whether US President Trump, who was defeated in the November 3 general election, is willing to cooperate with the current efforts of Congress.
According to the analysis, if the current Congress cannot reach any budget agreement during the session, then the new Congress must clean up the mess in January 2020, just a few weeks before President-elect Biden takes office.
Before that, if government funds are exhausted, airport operations may slow down, national parks will be closed, some medical research will be shelved, and the government will fall into a "shutdown."