Lawmakers Expect a Stopgap Spending Measure to Avoid an October Shutdown - August 28, 2019
Eric Katz, Government Executive
Despite a budget deal signed into law by President Trump this summer, agencies probably won't receive new appropriations by the start of the 2020 fiscal year. With current funding set to lapse on Oct. 1, lawmakers appear resigned to pass a continuing resolution to give themselves more time to iron out the details of line-by-line appropriations bills.
The two-year budget deal hammered out primarily between House Democrats and the White House in late July set top-line spending levels, but Congress still must approve a package of 12 funding measures—or pass a CR—to avoid another government shutdown before current appropriations expire.