With government funding set to expire on February 18, 2022, the House passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would extend funding for FY 2022 through March 11, 2022. The CR will provide additional time for Congress to negotiate a final spending agreement. To date, the House has passed 9 of the 12 appropriations bills and the Senate has not passed any. Congressional leaders agreed to the third CR this fiscal year only after getting closer to an agreement on overall spending levels. This agreement will now provide time for negotiating allocations for each of the 12 appropriations bills and a final funding deal.
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.