Congress Averts Shutdown


Congress sent a short-term spending bill to President Biden that would avert a partial government shutdown until March. The House passed the Senate's Continuing Resolution (CR) by a vote of 314-108, with opposition coming from conservative Republicans led by the House Freedom Caucus. President Biden will sign the measure.

Government funding was set to expire tonight for several federal agencies unless Congress passed a CR. NTEU agencies affected by this deadline were USDA, FDA, DOE, and NRC. Funding for the remaining agencies, including the SEC, was set to expire two weeks later on February 2, 2024. 

This CR allows negotiations to continue over FY 2024 funding.