nominal23 dec. 2022
The United States Senate has approved a $1.7 trillion public spending package that will now be submitted to the House of Representatives for a vote that will be approved before midnight on Friday, thus avoiding the paralysis of government services. Will be able to go The Senate-approved bill includes a record $858 billion in military spending and nearly $772 billion in non-military programs. The budget allocates $45 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine and does not include an expansion of the child tax credit, a social program that Democrats say would drastically reduce child poverty and hunger in the country. The measure also eliminates a provision enacted during the pandemic that allowed a record number of people to enroll in the Medicaid program, a public health program that provides health care for low-income people in the United States. guarantees access. The termination of this provision could mean that millions of people will be removed from the program in the coming months.