Senate Negotiations Approach Budget Deadline

Priorities may be switched from passing BBB to budgeting omnibus.

The Senate has been working on passing a budgeting omnibus package for months which was delayed by opposition in the Senate. Negotiations switched from the 2022 budget package to the Build Back Better Act, but with the February 18 federal budget deadline fast approaching, the majority party risks trading a planned-out fiscal year for a year-long continuing resolution to keep the government open without a budget.

“I think the budget has to be next, to be honest,” said Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee. “I want BBB to be done, but we have a narrow window to pass a budget, and I want to make sure we get a budget deal.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate as they prioritize the legislation they deliberate and vote on.
  • For wisdom for Senators as they discuss and determine the federal budget.
  • For the president and his legislative aides as they negotiate policy on Capitol Hill.

Sources: AP, The Hill


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