House to Vote on Stopgap Funding

Appropriators are still writing spending bills. 

The House of Representatives is scheduled to take up a three-week stopgap funding extension on Tuesday that would buy more time—until March 11—for final 2022 spending bills to be written. 

The temporary spending bill under discussion would only move to the floor if an agreement on topline funding allocations for defense and nondefense programs is reached first. But there was enough apparent progress behind the scenes to warrant talk of a short-term extension rather than a longer continuing resolution that could delay needed funds for the Pentagon, infrastructure programs, and more. 

“Negotiations are continuing to make good progress on an appropriations framework,” said a spokesman for House Appropriations Committee. “A CR will only be entertained to provide additional time to finalize legislation after a topline agreement is reached.” 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said she wants to avoid a longer-term extension, saying it is important for national security, among other reasons. “We have to get a deal,” she said. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the House Appropriations Committee as they work on the funding legislation.
  • For Speaker Pelosi as she seeks consensus on government spending.
  • For members of the House as they consider and vote on the upcoming bill.

Sources: Roll Call, The Hill, Bloomberg News 


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