CONGRESS PASSES SHORT-TERM CONTINUING RESOLUTION THROUGH JANUARY 19 - December 22, 2017
Congress Sends Trump a Measure Delaying the Shutdown Threat Until January
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The Senate and House have both passed a measure to keep federal agencies open past Friday, sending the stopgap bill to President Trump for his signature.
The measure will extend the continuing resolution past its Friday deadline and provide fiscal 2017 funding levels across government through Jan. 19. The bill will also kick the can down the road on several thorny issues that have upended negotiations in recent days, such as programs to provide children with health insurance, to allow Veterans Affairs Department patients to receive private care and to enable government surveillance. The latest CR will also delay any sequester of funds for both defense and domestic spending until after its expiration.