April 28, 2017
The House today approved a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) (H.J.Res. 99) to continue funding for federal programs and services until May 5, 2017.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen gave the following statement on the approval of this CR:
“It was imperative that the House and Senate pass this legislation and send it to the President today. This resolution will ensure that the government stays open for another week until May 5, 2017. It extends current levels for essential government operations that the American people rely on – including, most importantly, our national security.
“I am optimistic that a full-year Appropriations package will be completed soon. Congress must fulfill our constitutional duty and provide responsible funding for the federal government for the rest of this fiscal year.”
Length and Level of Funding – The CR extends funding for operations for federal agencies, programs and services until May 5, 2017. It maintains the current budget cap level of $1.07 trillion put into place under the Budget Control Act of 2011.
The legislation continues policy and funding provisions included in currently enacted fiscal year 2016 Appropriations legislation.
The legislation also extends the December CR provision for health care benefits for retired coal miners and their dependents for the length of this CR. This provision protects coal miners and their families from losing health care benefits.