Today, the House Rules Committee met to consider H.R. 1370, the legislative vehicle being used by House Republican leadership to advance their planned measure to fund federal agencies, and to avert a lapse in appropriations this Friday at midnight (H.J. Res. 124). The measure would fund the Department of Defense for the rest of Fiscal Year 2018 at higher levels than what current law allows (the Budget Control Act) while keeping all other federal agencies on a short-term spending plan at current funding levels that runs through January 19, 2018. The bill would also provide $81 billion in disaster assistance. The Rules Committee postponed action on this measure this evening, and plans to meet again Wednesday morning. It is not yet known if the measure can pass on the House floor, and it faces widespread opposition in the Senate. Continue reading “Update on Government Funding”
Congress and the Administration have until midnight Friday, December 22, to fund the Government.