Appropriators Reach Deal on Government Funding

Congress works to avoid government shutdown. 

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut said that the top congressional appropriators have reached an agreement on a spending deal to fund the government through mid-February. She said the agreement has been reached on a continuing resolution that would temporarily fund the government at the previous year’s levels until a larger bipartisan agreement can be reached on spending for the new year. 

She stated the legislation “includes virtually no changes to existing funding or policy” in an effort to apply pressure for a larger deal for a spending bill in the months ahead. 

Some members of the Senate have indicated hesitance to pass the bill unless funding for the vaccine mandate issued by President Joe Biden can be excluded. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the House and Senate as they consider the short-term bill that would keep the government funded through mid-February. 
  • For the “special measures” the secretary of Treasury would need to make in case the bill is not approved. 

Sources: Wall Street Journal, The Hill. USA Today, CNN 


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