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  • The shutdown threat would be off the table, under newly proposed legislation - September 7, 2023
  • A bill from Virginia Democrats would automatically trigger a continuing resolution when there is a lapse in appropriations and restrict the Senate’s ability to consider non-spending legislation until funding is figured out.

    Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    A pair of Virginia Democrats on Wednesday introduced a new bill aimed at preventing federal agencies from shutting down and restricting the legislation Congress can consider during lapses in appropriations.

    The End Shutdowns Act, introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Don Beyer, would create a mechanism by which, if full-year appropriations bills are not enacted by the start of a new fiscal year on Oct. 1, federal agencies would be funded automatically as if Congress had passed a continuing resolution. Funding levels for an agency or program would reflect the amount they received in the previous fiscal year, whether that was authorized by appropriations legislation or a previous continuing resolution.

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