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President Biden signs government funding package for 2024

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, denounced the spending package being readied for a vote at the Capitol. Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

President Biden signs government funding package for 2024

President Biden on Saturday signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 following its passage by the House and Senate.

The 1,012-page spending package contained six appropriations bills:

  • Financial Services and general government.

  • The Department of Homeland Security.

  • The Department of Defense.

  • State and foreign operations.

  • The legislative branch.

  • The Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Signed law, the package of legislation completes the 12 bills needed to finish funding for Fiscal Year 2024 which runs through September.

Who voted against the bill? Of the 134 votes against the package, 112 were cast by Republicans, outnumbering the 101 Republicans who voted in its favor. Some decried the bill for its last-minute unveiling Thursday morning.

“This bill is a complete and total failure,” Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, told WORLD on Thursday. “I got 24 hours for us—and the American people—to actually know what’s in a bill before we have to vote on it; a thousand-page bill that’s $1.2 trillion.”

Other Republicans like Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., one of 12 Republicans tasked with spearheading spending negotiations, voted against the bill because of earmarked provisions tacked on to the final product.

“This is not the bill my subcommittee produced and supported,” Aderholt said in a statement ahead of the vote. “The Senate has taken liberties with their Congressional Directed Spending requests that would never stand in the House.”

Dig deeper: Read my story about lawmakers’ reactions to the spending package.

Leo Briceno

Leo is a WORLD politics reporter based in Washington, D.C. He’s a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and has a degree in political journalism from Patrick Henry College.


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