The House of Representatives has voted on a short-term spending measure (H.R. 1370) to avert a lapse in appropriations midnight tomorrow, by a vote of 231-188. The Continuing Resolution (CR) would fund federal agencies at current levels through January 19, and would temporarily delay the January 15, 2018, deadline for needed action on sequestration relief for Fiscal Year 2018 which absent any action will trigger cuts to federal programs and agencies (under the Budget Control Act). The CR now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
I will keep you updated on further developments into this evening and tomorrow, particularly given how close we are to the funding deadline.
NTEU is urging elected leaders to avoid a shutdown that would be disruptive to the nation and to federal employees, and is championing NTEU-supported legislation to ensure that all federal employees are paid in the event of a shutdown.