House Democrats Introduce Continuing Resolution

December 8, 2020
Press Release
Legislation extends government funding through December 18

WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today introduced a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 18 and keep the government open after the current stopgap funding law expires Friday.

“With a government shutdown deadline just days away, this continuing resolution is necessary to keep government open as we work to complete the appropriations process and deliver meaningful coronavirus relief to the American people,” said Chairwoman Lowey.  “As we enact this temporary extension, we will continue to negotiate in good faith to complete our important work this month.”

In addition to a funding extension, the legislation includes a one-week extension of certain health care programs.

The House is slated to vote on the continuing resolution tomorrow. The text of the legislation introduced today, H.R. 8900, is available here.


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