House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill With Bipartisan Buy-In

By Hugh T. Ferguson, NASFAA Staff Reporter

The House passed a continuing resolution (CR) last night that would prevent an impending government shutdown from happening at the end of the month by funding federal agencies and programs run by the Department of Education (ED) through December 11. 

The measure advanced with broad bipartisan support by a vote of 359-57. The legislation, which initially faced opposition from Republicans due to an agricultural-related provision, was amended to address those concerns and garner the support of the chamber’s minority. 

The CR now heads to the Senate, where it could be taken up in short order and be one of the final agenda items for the Congress before the 2020 election should negotiations over additional COVID relief continue to stall.


Publication Date: 9/23/2020

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