Congress Passes Short-Term Spending Measure

Congress Passes Short-Term Spending Measure

This week, Congress unanimously approved a continuing resolution (CR) that keeps the federal government running through December 21, 2018.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the CR into law before the current one expires tomorrow at midnight.

Five of the twelve appropriations subcommittee bills are fully funded for all of FY 2019 and won’t need a CR to continue operating. The remaining seven appropriations bills that have yet to pass would provide full-year funding for nine Cabinet departments — Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, State, Treasury, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security and Interior — and dozens of smaller agencies, including the IRS, EPA, Food and Drug Administration and Securities and Exchange Commission.

President Trump is expected to meet with congressional leaders in the coming days to discuss how to resolve the remaining holdups, particularly funding for a southern border wall.