Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bills Introduced – 12-04-17

Yesterday with both the House and Senate back in Washington after a real 2-day weekend break, there were 28 bills introduced. Of those, one may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HJ Res 123 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes. Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11]

The official version of this continuing resolution (CR) is currently available. It would extend the current continuing resolution (PL 115-56) from December 8th, 2017 to December 22nd, 2017. It also addresses the lack of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the first quarter of FY 2018.

The House Rules Committee will meet this afternoon to formulate the rule to consider this bill. It will almost certainly be a closed rule with limited debate and no floor amendments. The bill will be considered on Wednesday to allow the Senate time to take up the bill before the Friday current Friday deadline.

There is a news report that the expiration date on this CR may be changed to December 30th. That change would be addressed in today’s Rules Committee Hearing.

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