Federal Relations

December 19, 2018

CR Lasting Through Feb. 8 Unveiled

The Senate is currently working on a continuing resolution (CR) that would keep the government open through February 8 of next year.  Along with keeping the departments and agencies financed through the seven currently unsigned appropriations bill funded through February 8, the measure would also extend a number of other expiring or expired programs, such as the National Flood Insurance and Temporary Assistance of Needy Families programs.

After Senate passage, the House, which is scheduled to reconvene this evening, will need to take up the measure.

Although President Trump has backed off his earlier call for a shutdown, it still remains to be seen whether he will sign this CR.