Government Affairs Update: News About Continuing Resolution
Congress is currently negotiating the details of a Continuing Resolution (CR), which would continue funding the Federal government until mid-December, along with other funding priorities such as military assistance for Ukraine and disaster relief funds for states recovering from recent natural disasters. There is disagreement, however, on whether to include energy permitting reform legislation proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).
The Senate is expected to move first, with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer setting up a vote on the CR package to occur as early as Tuesday evening. The House would then quickly follow suit. This could potentially get the CR to the President’s desk just before the deadline at midnight on Sept. 30, but timing remains uncertain.
Bottom line: Things are starting to move, and neither party wants a shutdown. But in typical fashion, Congress is leaving themselves little room for error as we head toward the end of the fiscal year.
NATCA’s Government Affairs Department will continue to monitor and provide updates.