Government Funded Through February 18

President Biden is expected to sign bill before midnight Friday to avert government shutdown.

The Senate voted 69 to 28 Thursday night to approve a short-term spending bill to fund the government and avoid a shutdown. The vote came hours after the House of Representatives passed the bill in a 221 to 212 vote. The bill, known as a continuing resolution, extends current funding until February 18. 

It now goes to President Biden who must sign it by midnight Friday to avoid a partial shutdown that would include furloughs, as well as shuttered parks, monuments, and other federal institutions. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said, “This is a good compromise that allows an appropriate amount of time for both parties in both chambers to finish negotiations on appropriations.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senators and members of the House as they deliberate appropriations bills during continuing resolution. 
  • For members of Congress as they continue their work on the Build Back Better Act. 
  • For the Congressional Budget Office who will be delivering an analysis of the true costs of the Build Back Better Act. 

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, CNBC


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