Federal Managers Association
- FMA STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF CONTINUING RESOLUTION – September 29, 2022
Alexandria, VA – On September 29, the Senate approved a continuing resolution (CR) by a vote of 75-25 that would fund the federal government through December 16, 2022 and avert a government shutdown. While the House still needs to vote on it before it can be signed into law, that chamber is expected to do so before funding lapses. Federal Managers Association (FMA) National President Craig Carter made the following statement in response to the Senate action:
“The Federal Managers Association is relieved the Senate approved this continuing resolution to prevent a harmful government shutdown. It will keep America’s hard working federal employees on the job, ensuring Americans will continue to receive the vital services they provide through December 16, 2022. While we supported this short-term Band-Aid, CRs hinder the ability of the government and the military to plan for the fiscal year ahead. They reduce our buying power and increase costs to taxpayers and the government. The result of a CR is the loss of billions of dollars. We are disappointed Congress has once again relied on a CR to keep the government running.
“We continue to urge both chambers of Congress to return to regular order and fully fund Fiscal Year 2023 as soon as possible. Providing regular appropriations should be the number one priority of Congress, and is critical to enabling federal workers and agencies to carry out their crucial missions on behalf of the American people.”