FMA STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF CONTINUING RESOLUTION - September 26, 2019
Alexandria, VA - On September 26, the U.S. Senate approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) providing government funding through November 21. The final vote was 82-15. Federal Managers Association (FMA) National President Renee Johnson made the following statement in response to its passage:
"FMA is relieved that Congress was able to avert another government shutdown, days away from the beginning of Fiscal Year 2020. In the absence of full appropriations for the new fiscal year, the CR is obviously preferable to another lapse in funding. However, we strongly caution, once again, against the over-reliance on short-term CRs to fund the government.