House To Vote On Stopgap Measure- September 11, 2019
The Senate and House return this week with just three weeks to pass a funding measure to avoid a government shutdown. To remove some pressure on this time limit, lawmakers in both chambers have endorsed a continuing resolution (CR) to delay the end of the fiscal year. The House has pledged to vote on a proposal while the Senate Majority Leader has offered support.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced in a letter to the caucus on Thursday that the chamber will be taking up a short term CR during the week of September 16. While legislation has not been made public, Rep. Hoyer pledged to a “clean continuing resolution to fund the government past September 30th.”
“As we wait for [the Senate] to complete their work so that we can begin conference negotiations, a continuing resolution will be necessary to prevent another government shutdown like the one we experienced earlier this year, which harmed thousands of American families,” Hoyer wrote.