More than three months into fiscal year (FY) 2018, Congress continues to negotiate a spending bill to fund the federal government for the rest of the year. Government funding is set to expire on Friday, January 19 after a continuing resolution was passed in early December.
On Thursday, December 7, Congress passed a short-term spending bill that will extend the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Continuing Resolution (CR) from December 8 to December 22, 2017. The House passed the bill by a 235-193 vote while the Senate passed the bill by an 81-14 vote.
House Approves FY 2017 Funding for the CDFI Fund
This Wednesday, the House was scheduled to debate H.R. 5485, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.