Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rule Approved for Short Term CR

This afternoon the House Rules Committee met, in part, to approve the rule for the consideration of HJ Res 123, the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018, a short term continuing resolution extending the current CR (PL 115-56) until December 22nd, 2017. The Committee approved a closed rule with one hour of debate and no amendments.

I had noted in an earlier post that the extension date might be extended to December 30th, but that was not done. This means that there will only be two weeks before Congress will have to take action again on the FY 2018 spending. At this point, it looks like that next bill will be another CR until sometime early next year. If that happens, Congress will likely take a two-week recess for Christmas.

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