Time Running Down for Government Funding

Without an extension or an agreement, the government faces a Friday shutdown.

As the National Defense Authorization Act was passed by the House of Representatives last week and awaits action in the Senate, the omnibus government spending bill requires the attention of Congress.

As of Monday morning, a $26 billion gap in domestic spending between the parties has hampered them from reaching an agreement on the federal budget.

Senator Angus King of Maine stated that he would reluctantly support a continuing resolution should an agreement not be reached. “That’s the second worst outcome,” Senator King said. “The worst outcome would be a shutdown, and if that’s the option. But a one-year continuing resolution would be terrible.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For party leaders in the House and Senate as they negotiate the omnibus bill.
  • For wisdom for members of Congress as they debate and discuss the nation’s financials.

Sources: The Hill, CNN


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