The House passed on a bipartisan basis yesterday another short-term continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government open past the current deadline of midnight, February 19. The Senate is expected to follow suit.
While a number of issues have created problems with respect to the completion of funding bills for FY2022 — which started October 1– one of the biggest hurdles has been the inability of the two parties to come to an agreement on “top line” numbers, the overall funding levels for both defense and non-defense programs. The passage of another short-term CR allows the various negotiators to continue conversations without risking a government shutdown in less than two weeks. The CR that was agreed to by the House last evening would keep the government funded through March 11.
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