Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, by a vote of 309 to 118. The bill provides discretionary funding for the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2017.
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill tomorrow, and the President is expected to sign the measure, which must be enacted before the current Continuing Resolution expires on May 5. I will keep you updated on developments regarding passage and enactment of this funding agreement.
As Congress now turns to FY 2018 funding, rest assured that NTEU will be fighting to ensure adequate FDA funding for personnel, operations, and programs.