The United States Has Allocated $200 Million Towards Gender Equality And Democracy In Pakistan

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A comprehensive yearly spending plan was adopted by the United States Senate, including $200 million to promote gender equality and improve democracy in Pakistan.

Funding of $45 billion for Ukraine aid is included in the $1.7 trillion omnibus package, along with changes to election laws to avoid a repetition of last year’s attack on the Capitol.

The US fund for gender equality includes an allocation for Pakistan that is 20 times more than the amount set aside for the year 2020.

Ten million dollars were approved by Congress in December 2020 to combat gender inequality, and fifteen million dollars were approved the following year to improve democracy in Pakistan. Pakistan got $25 million in 2000 for the same reason.

The House of Representatives rubber-stamped the comprehensive yearly spending bill only hours before a midnight deadline to keep the federal government running, but a Christmas season shutdown was never a genuine concern.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer stated of the upcoming vote, “This measure is a very essential piece of legislation not just to keep our government financed, keep our people being served, but also to prove that the United States of America’s government works.”

With Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky having just visited the White House to lobby for the $44.9 billion in emergency military and economic assistance suggested as part of the legislation, it would have been embarrassing for the president if the package hadn’t made it to Joe Biden’s desk.

The bill had a relatively easy time getting through the House of Representatives until the incoming Republican majority there forced it to stall.

With the support of the ten Republican yes votes, the package was approved with 225 votes to 201 votes against it.

It’s safe to say that from now until next October, everything from law enforcement to currency production will be covered by this massive measure, which funds the day-to-day operations of the federal government.

It also includes amendments that aren’t directly related to finances, such as a change to an election law from the 19th century that clarifies vice presidents don’t have the right to reverse election results.

Donald Trump, after being elected but then losing, used the ambiguity of the phrase to imply that Vice President Mike Pence might block the transfer of power after the 2020 election by alleging widespread voting fraud.