The US Congress passed a stopgap funding bill on September 30, 2023, with overwhelming Democratic support after Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy backed down from an earlier demand by his party

The 45-day funding package was hastily put together by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), will keep federal agencies open, but does not provide aid to Ukraine 

The bill provides $16 billion for disaster relief and prevents millions of federal employees from being furloughed, at least until Nov. 

The House bill, which funds the government at current 2023 levels, was approved by a wide margin: 335-91, with almost all Democrats and most Republicans supporting the legislation.