House Passes $460 Billion Government Funding Bill Amid GOP Discontent: A Closer Look

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In a recent development, the House of Representatives has approved a $460 billion bill to finance a portion of the federal government until the end of fiscal year 2024. The bill received more support from Democrats than Republicans, resulting in a 339-85 vote in favor. The division within the GOP over government funding has been a persistent issue, with some Republicans pushing for significant spending reductions and conservative policy inclusions that have been opposed by the Democratic-controlled White House and Senate.

The bipartisan legislation consists of six bills covering departments such as Agriculture, Justice, Energy, Interior, and Transportation, among others. Notably, funding connected to the remaining six bills, including the Department of Homeland Security and Defense, is set to expire on March 22.

House Speaker Mike Johnson defended the decision to consolidate the 12 spending bills into at least two packages, arguing that it was a step towards reform and aligning with proper procedures. Nevertheless, some GOP hardliners remain dissatisfied with the bill, criticizing the leadership for not advocating enough for conservative policy changes and stronger spending cuts.

While Democrats celebrated the absence of right-wing provisions on abortion, transgender issues, and critical race theory in the bill, GOP members voiced concerns that it fails to address critical Republican policy priorities, particularly related to border security.

The bill is now headed to the Senate for further consideration, with expectations of approval before reaching President Biden's desk for final approval.

(Source: Fox News)