Federal lawmakers agreed to a short-term spending measure that will fund government through early next year, averting a shutdown that would have impacted some immigration functions.
- The Senate voted in favor of a short-term House spending bill Wednesday, sending it to President Biden for his signature.
- The two-part bill will fund some federal agencies through Jan. 19, 2024, and others — including the Departments of State, Labor and Homeland Security — through Feb. 2.
BAL Analysis: A shutdown would have had serious consequences for some immigration services, particularly those at the Labor Department. Congress must pass another spending measure to keep the government open beyond early 2024.