Congress Passes Short-Term Continuing Resolution to Keep Federal Government Funded until Dec. 3

Congress passed and the president signed a continuing resolution (CR) on September 30 extending current funding levels for the federal government until December 3, 2021, avoiding a government shutdown. The CR also contains funding to address the impact of national disasters and relocate Afghan refugees but does not suspend the nation’s debt limit. Senate Republicans on September 28 blocked a CR passed by the House that would have suspended the nation’s debt limit until December 2022.