The House approved a short-term spending bill this week by a vote of 314-108, averting a partial government shutdown and funding federal agencies through early March.
Before the vote, the House Freedom Caucus announced it “strong opposes” the bill because it would facilitate even further spending.
The measure reportedly extends current spending levels and gives two chambers more time to work out miscommunication over full-year spending bills for the fiscal year beginning October 2023.
The temporary measure will go through March 1 for some federal agencies as their funds were set to run out Friday.
“It’s Groundhog Day in the House chamber all the time, every day, yet again spending money we don’t have,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said of the resolution.
House Republicans have fought bitterly over budget levels and policy since taking the majority at the start of 2023. Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was ousted by his caucus in October after striking an agreement with Democrats to extend current spending the first time. Johnson has also come under criticism as he has wrestled with how to appease his members and avoid a government shutdown in an election year.