By a vote of 71 to 19, the Senate passed an amendment to add one week to the continuing resolution. The resolution was passed by Congress at the end of September and set to expire, but lawmakers pressed to extend Congress’s deadline to pass the 2023 Omnibus spending package. National Association of Wheat Growers Vice President of Policy and Communications Jake Westlin expects Biden to sign it into law soon. “We saw it move through the House and now the Senate, and it would really provide a one-week continuing resolution to allow House leaders to finalize the agreement.” Westlin says the omnibus package details are still in the works. “You might have seen earlier in the week 3 out of 4 House and Senate leaders came to an agreement to fund the government in the package. There’s been some hang-ups with Republican leadership wanting the federal funding pushed into the New Year when Rublicans will be sworn into the majority.”
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