Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Funded Through Election

Congress passed and the president signed a continuing resolution (CR) on September 30 to extend current funding for federal agencies and programs through December 11. The bill (HR 8337) passed out of the House last week (see Memo, 9/28) and passed the Senate by a vote of 84-10 on September 30, just hours before the October 1 deadline.

President Trump missed the technical deadline for signing the bill, but no federal agencies shut down because the president’s signature was considered “imminent.” Congress now has until December 11 to pass spending bills for fiscal year 2021, pass another CR, or face a government shutdown.

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