House Democrats Introduce Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government >>

September 22nd, 2020

HOUSE DEMOCRATS INTRODUCE CONTINUING RESOLUTION (CR) TO FUND GOVERNMENT THROUGH DECEMBER 11; REPUBLICANS NOT IN AGREEMENT YET

Yesterday, House Democratic Leadership introduced H.R. 8319, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act which would fund the federal government at current (FY20) funding levels through December 11. House Democrats introduced the CR after negotiations with the White House and Senate Republicans broke down late last week over Republican demands to add more than $20B in additional aid to farmers, which has been used to offset the impacts to farmers from the Administration’s own trade policies.

Currently, the House plans to pass the CR tomorrow without any additional funding for farmers, but so far, Senate Republicans have signaled their opposition to the bill. Despite these disagreements, both Democrats and Republicans have indicated that they want to avoid a shutdown on October 1, and it is expected that they will ultimately reach an agreement on a CR. The House CR also includes a number of expiring provisions that are likely to be included in any final CR, including an extension of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) to December 11 and a one-year extension for all transportation programs through September 30, 2021.

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