President Signs FY19 Funding Bill that Includes a Continuing Resolution

The President has signed a FY19 funding bill that includes a Continuing Resolution to prevent a partial government shutdown on Monday.

Sign on door reading, The President has signed an appropriations measure, H.R. 6157, that provides Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 funding for several agencies as well as a Continuing Resolution (CR) for other agencies that have otherwise not received FY19 appropriations, thereby preventing a partial government shutdown on Monday.

The measure signed today, the so-called Minibus III, includes the Defense-Labor-Health and Human Services (non-FDA) and Education FY19 appropriations bill, as well as a CR for agencies lacking funding after Monday. The CR will last through Friday, December 7, 2018, for those agencies. The following NTEU-represented agencies will operate under a CR through December 7: IRS and other Department of Treasury Offices and Bureaus, CBP and FLETC, CFTC, EPA, FCC, FDA (portions) FEC, NPS, PTO, SEC, and USDA. (Please note many agencies have multiple funding sources—appropriations, fees, trust and working capital funds—so each agency can have employees covered under different funding sources and laws.)

While I am pleased that another shutdown has been prevented, it is disappointing that our elected officials have again waited until the last final moments to act, and that once again many agencies are left with short-term funding only.

Author: chapterpresident

I have worked in the FDA since 1990 in a variety of positions. I currently serve as chapter president of NTEU Chapter 254, representing FDA employees in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.