Congress to Consider Additional Continuing Resolution until December 22, 2017

December 4, 2017 - House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) has introduced a Continuing Resolution that will keep the federal government operating at FY 2017 levels until December 22, 2017.  The federal government has been operating under a CR since the start of FY 2018 on October 1, 2017 because Congress has not yet adopted appropriations legislation.  The current CR expires on December 8, 2017, so an additional measure is needed to avoid a government shutdown.  Congress is expected to consider and approve this latest CR sometime this week.  It has been reported that Congress may adopt a third CR before December 22, 2017 to extend funding until January 2018.  The late December CR is expected to continue level funding for most government programs but to provide disaster relief for areas affected by recent hurricanes.