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- CONGRESS PLANS TO PASS A CONTINUING RESOLUTION TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING UNTIL MARCH - November 18, 2016
Congress Will Pursue Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Open Through March
By Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
Lawmakers will work during the lame-duck session to pass another short-term spending measure to keep the government open through March 31, 2017.
House and Senate leadership have decided not to move ahead with any fiscal 2017 appropriations bills this year, instead opting to push through another continuing resolution at the current rate of funding for agencies. The current CR, which Congress passed just two days before fiscal 2017 began on Oct. 1, expires on Dec. 9.
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