House Democrats Introduce Continuing Resolution
WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today introduced a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 11 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.
“While the House did its job and passed bills funding nearly every government agency, Senate Republicans did not even begin the appropriations process. Because of their irresponsibility, a continuing resolution is sadly necessary,” said Chairwoman Lowey. “This clean continuing resolution keeps government open while giving Congress additional time to negotiate annual appropriations bills that will invest for the people.”
In addition to several non-controversial appropriations anomalies, the legislation contains extensions in the jurisdiction of authorizing committees, including of surface transportation, health, and justice programs.
The House is expected to vote on the continuing resolution this week.