Senate Passes House CR to Prevent Lapse in Government Funding
With government funding set to expire tomorrow night, February 18, 2022, the Senate passed the Continuing Resolution (CR), HR 6617, which would extend funding for FY 2022 through March 11, 2022. President Biden is expected to sign the bill and prevent a government shutdown. Recently, House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders reached an agreement on top-line funding amounts and sent funding allocations to the 12 Appropriations Subcommittees, who are currently drafting their respective FY 2022 funding bills and negotiating various provisions.
As Congress and the White House continue to work on the outstanding funding issues, NTEU will continue to advocate against a shutdown and for leaders to quickly resolve differences and provide increased funding to agencies for the remainder of the fiscal year.