On Tuesday, by an overwhelming majority of votes of a member of the Senate, it was decided to start considering a continuing resolution on functioning until December 16 and funding such tasks:
- Assistance to Ukraine in the fight against the aggressor country — $12.4 billion;
- Disaster management — $4.5 billion;
- Winter heating of houses — $1 billion;
- Water crisis settlement in Jackson, Mississippi — $20 million annually.
The legislation was blocked by Republicans in the Senate and Democrats in the House of Representatives because it contained language that they believed would change the approval process for energy infrastructure and help get the Mountain Valley pipeline up and running. On the advice of senator Joe Manchin, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer decided "to move forward and pass the recently-filed Continuing Resolution legislation without the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022."
"A failed vote on something as critical as comprehensive permitting reform only serves to embolden leaders like Putin who wish to see America fail. For that reason and my firmly held belief that we should never come to the brink of a government shutdown over politics," Charles Schumer.
Voting for the Continuing Resolution will take place today. Funds allocated to Ukraine will be used to finance equipment and exploration.