A MONTH LONG CONTINUING RESOLUTION COULD BE THE COMPROMISE TO AVOID A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - January 18, 2018
Republicans Rally Ranks for Month-Long Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
House Republicans have unveiled their stopgap measure to keep agencies funded through Feb. 16 and avoid a shutdown when the current spending measure expires Friday night.
The month-long continuing resolution would be the fourth such temporary spending bill of fiscal 2018 and leave agencies without the certainty of full year appropriations for at least about 40 percent of the year. Its passage is not yet guaranteed, however, as House Democrats are once again threatening to withhold their support and some enclaves within the Republican ranks have expressed concerns over the measure.