MEMBERS OF CONGRESS BELIEVES THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CONTINUING RESOLUTION IN FEBRUARY - January 24, 2018
Yet Another Stopgap Funding Bill Likely in February, Lawmakers Say
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
In voting against a bill last week that would have avoided a government shutdown, many congressional Democrats said the need to provide federal agencies full-year appropriations motivated their decision.
Stopgap bill after stopgap bill left key priorities unfunded, lawmakers said, and only a budget deal that raised spending caps and a subsequent funding measure could give agencies the resources they needed to properly hire and deliver services. Five Republican senators joined most Democrats in opposing the bill, citing primarily the damage continuing resolutions wreak on the military.