House Speaker Proposes Stopgap Continuing Resolution

The short-term government funding measure would avert a shutdown.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy of California is suggesting a short-term measure in Congress to avoid a government shutdown. He said any continuing resolution would not go past early December, and that he has “no interest” in pushing the process up to the Christmas recess. 

He said he wants to continue dealing with appropriations measures through September. Not everyone in Congress is in favor of a continuing resolution. However, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said a short-term spending patch as proposed by the House speaker “makes a good deal of sense.” 

Legislators will return to the Capitol after Labor Day, giving them just a few weeks until the September 30 deadline for the parties in both chambers to come to an agreement and establish a budget for the coming fiscal year. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Speaker McCarthy and members of the House as they consider a continuing resolution to fund the government.
  • For Majority Leader Schumer and Minority Leader McConnell as they negotiate appropriations in the Senate.

Sources: Axios, Politico


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