Congress Approves ‘Minibus’ Spending Package

House and Senate leaders reached agreement on a package of three spending bills before departing early for a previously scheduled recess next week. The conference report also includes a continuing resolution that will keep all government agencies funded through at least Dec. 7, likely preventing any threat of government shutdown before the fall elections. The… Read more »

GOP Scrambling to Avoid Shutdown

House leaders have laid out plans to pass several “minibus” packages to fund government agencies before government funding expires on Sept. 30. Various policy disputes and the White House are complicating the process, however. Spending negotiations have slowed since Congress’s return from August recess due to debate over dozens of policy riders and President Trump’s… Read more »

House to Vote on Short-Term CR Today

Fresh off their tax reform victory, GOP leaders are trying to avert a government shutdown by bringing a short-term funding bill to the House floor today. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is working to soothe his fractured caucus, some of whom are upset that leadership is not trying to pass full-year funding for the Pentagon. Ryan… Read more »