This afternoon, the Senate approved a continuing resolution that would extend government funding through November 21 by a vote of 82-15. The vote comes just a few days before the end of the fiscal year on September 30, and a continuing resolution was a necessary step to avert a government shutdown. The House approved a continuing resolution last week by a vote of 301-123, and the White House has indicated that the President will sign the measure.
A short-term continuing resolution is necessary to sustain funding in light of longstanding disputes in the appropriations process, allowing for additional time to reach consensus on how to provide funding in fiscal year 2020. Over the past few weeks, Senate appropriators have had public disagreements about funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border. NWA will continue to update members as the appropriations process unfolds in the upcoming weeks.