Congress Approves Continuing Resolution
(September 30, 2016) – On Wednesday, September 28th, both the House and Senate approved H.R. 5325, a 10-week continuing resolution funding the federal government through December 9, 2016. In addition to continuing funding for the federal government at current levels, the legislation includes full Fiscal Year 2017 funding for military construction and veterans’ programs. The bill also contains $1.1 billion in funding to respond to the Zika virus and $500 million to assist flood victims in Louisiana and other affected states.
Congress has adjourned until after the November Presidential election. Following the election, both chambers will return for a “lame-duck” session and are expected to complete work on the Fiscal Year 2017 funding bills.