Update on Congress and Government Funding for FY19

Update on government funding for Fiscal Year 2019 for agencies currently operating under a Continuing Resolution.

The White HouseLate yesterday, a measure (H.J. Res. 143) was introduced that would extend a Continuing Resolution (CR) through Friday, December 21. Congressional leadership is currently indicating that the plan with the White House is to pass and enact this short-term CR later this week to avert a lapse in appropriations at many agencies on Friday night.

The following NTEU-represented agencies are currently operating under the CR: IRS and other Department of Treasury Offices and Bureaus, CBP and FLETC, CFTC, EPA, FCC, FDA (portions), FEC, NPS, PTO, SEC, and USDA. As a reminder, 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.

However, it should be noted that Congress and the White House have not come to an agreement on immigration-related priorities so the potential for a third shutdown for the above agencies remains. I will keep you updated on all related developments. For more information and to speak up, please visit the NTEU Legislative Action Center.

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.

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