Friday, December 8, 2017

House Approves Short Term CR

This afternoon the House approved HJ Res 123, the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 by a very slightly bipartisan (18 Republicans voted Nay and 14 Democrats voted Aye) vote of 235 to 193. This short-term continuing resolution will extend the current spending bill until December 22nd.

The 14 Democrats voting for the measure may be an indication that enough Democrats will vote at least procedurally for the bill tomorrow in the Senate to allow it to come to a final vote. Congress has until Friday night at midnight to get a CR to the President to continue government operations.

A lot of details and deals have to be worked out before the final FY 2018 spending is approved.

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