Update on FY19 Government Funding

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

President Donald J. TrumpToday President Trump met with the House and Senate Minority Leaders at the White House to discuss a path forward to fund the agencies currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) past next Friday night, December 21st. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) offered passing the six remaining appropriations bills that the House and Senate can agree on and to pass a CR for the Department of Homeland Security (which would include CBP) for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Schumer also proposed a CR for all of the remaining appropriations bills as a back-up alternative. During the meeting, which essentially devolved into a shouting match between the three leaders over differences in immigration priorities, the President said, “I am proud to shut down the government…I will be the one to shut it down.” There was no agreement or framework announced for addressing funding after the 21st. Continue reading “Update on FY19 Government Funding”

Congress Acts on Two-Week Continuing Resolution

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

Seal of the U.S. House of Representatives
Seal of the U.S. House of Representatives

Earlier this afternoon the House of Representatives advanced a measure (H.J. Res. 143) by unanimous consent to extend a Continuing Resolution (CR) through Friday, December 21 and avert a partial shutdown Friday night. The Senate subsequently passed this two-week stopgap CR and it now heads to the President for his signature. Continue reading “Congress Acts on Two-Week Continuing Resolution”

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. Continue reading “Update on Congress and Government Funding for FY19”