Congress Approves Two-Week Funding Extension through December 21, 2018
On December 6, Congress passed a two-week Continuing Resolution (CR) funding measure, thereby averting a partial federal government shutdown which would have taken effect at midnight on December 7. The bill, which also includes an extension for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), now heads to President Trump for his signature.
The bill provides extended funding for the Environmental Policy Agency (EPA), Interior, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD), Financial Services, and State-Foreign Operations measures.
The Senate and House are both scheduled to be in session the week of December 10, and leadership has expressed optimism in resolving differences in the spending bills before wrapping up work for the year. However, it’s possible that DHS appropriations may not be resolved in time due to concerns over funding levels and use of funds.
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