Spending Bill Flown to St. Croix for President’s Signature

White House forwarded the legislation on a commercial carrier.

While federal legislators finalized the authorization of the government spending bill, President Joe Biden signed an extension passed by Congress to extend government funding through December 30, 2022, prior to his departure for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

President Biden then signed the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill in St. Croix on Thursday, beating the funding extension’s expiration. The White House sent the bill, on a commercial carrier, to the island where the president and his family are spending the New Year holidays. The legislation will keep the government operational through September 30, the end of fiscal year 2023. 

The president stated, “I signed the bipartisan omnibus bill, ending a year of historic progress. It will invest in medical research, safety, veteran health care, disaster recovery, VAWA funding—and gets crucial assistance to Ukraine. Looking forward to more in 2023.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For federal legislators as they prepare for the new congressional term.
  • For the president and his family as they discuss his political future.
  • For God’s purposes to be accomplished in the United States.

Sources: Axios, NY Post


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