Congress Approves Short-Term Funding

The new deadline is December 23. 

The House and Senate each passed a short-term bill to fund the government until December 23. The one-week continuing resolution averts a shutdown as negotiators still work on the omnibus bill that will fund the government through September 30, the end of the 2023 fiscal year.

The present sweeping funding bill is expected to total around $1.7 trillion. Should the current Congress be unable to come to an agreement, the 118th Congress, which will be sworn in the first week of January, could end up negotiating the funding legislation into the spring.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of both chambers as they debate and discuss the provisions of the omnibus legislation.
  • For wisdom for senators and representatives as they determine priorities for funding.
  • For party leaders to consider the good of the entire nation as they assess the federal budget.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters 


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