Sanctuary Cities Issue Could Trigger Shutdown

The Trump administration is urging congressional Republicans to deny funding for sanctuary cities in a must-pass spending bill later this month, a stance that would almost certainly increase the threat of a government shutdown. When Congress returns from a two-week recess, lawmakers will be facing a deadline of April 28 to pass legislation that funds… Read more »

Government Funding Debate Looms in April

With a deadline looming next month to keep the government funded, House Republicans are looking to avoid a protracted showdown with Democrats that could result in a government shutdown. Congress is facing a deadline of April 28 to pass legislation that funds the government through September, and congressional Republicans know that Democratic support will be… Read more »

Obama Signs Short-Term Spending Bill

President Barack Obama on Dec. 10 signed a short-term spending bill to prevent a government shutdown and continue funding for federal programs and services through April 28, 2017. Both the House and Senate passed the continuing resolution last week before leaving town for the holiday recess. Senate passage was hung up briefly by some Senate… Read more »

House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

The House passed a bill today to prevent a government shutdown and continue funding for federal programs and services through April 28, 2017. The continuing resolution maintains the fiscal year 2017 budget cap level of $1.07 trillion put into place by the Budget Control Act of 2011. “This legislation is just a Band-Aid, but a… Read more »

Trump Calling for Short-Term Spending Bill

House leaders have agreed with the incoming Trump administration to work toward a short-term spending bill that extends government funding through March of next year. “The Trump administration had a desire to have an impact in what is in the spending bill when they take office,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY). “It… Read more »