House Passes Continuing Resolution
WASHINGTON — The House today passed, on a bipartisan 231 to 192 vote, a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 20 and keep the government open after the current stopgap funding law expires this week. The legislation now heads to the Senate for consideration.
“I am pleased that we are keeping government open, assuring full funding for a fair and accurate Census, and ensuring a pay raise for our military,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey. “Even with passage of this CR, American families, businesses, and communities need the certainty of full-year funding. Only by coming together in good faith can we settle subcommittee allocations and enact responsible, full-year spending bills that invest in critical priorities.”
In addition to a funding extension, the legislation provides full funding for a fair and accurate Census by raising the rate of operations to the bipartisan Senate funding level through the duration of the continuing resolution, funds a 3.1 percent military pay raise, and includes an extension of expiring health care programs.