Congress Passes Federal Funding Extension

The current continuing resolution funds the government into early March.

Both chambers of Congress passed an extension of a continuing resolution on Thursday to avoid a partial government shutdown. The previous deadline for federal funding was January 19. The current measure will carry federal spending into early March.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana had come to a funding agreement earlier this month. While more conservative members of the House were not supportive of it, the measure garnered plenty of bipartisan support.

 “This CR will give Congress time to continue working on the appropriations process to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year,” Senator Schumer said. “We hope that the House will take up this bill before the Friday deadline with bipartisan support.”

“We just needed a little more time on the calendar to do it and now that’s where we are,” Speaker Johnson said this week about the extension. “We’re not going to get everything we want.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Speaker Johnson and Majority Leader Schumer to be directed by the Lord in their negotiations of the remaining appropriations.
  • For members of the House and Senate as they determine federal spending priorities.
  • For federal legislators and the president to consider the growth of the national debt in their funding deliberations.

Sources: Federal News Network, VOA News


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