Congress Averts Government Shutdown With Short-Term Spending Deal

By Hugh T. Ferguson, NASFAA Staff Reporter

The Senate cleared a continuing resolution (CR) on Wednesday staving off a government shutdown slated to take place at the end of the month had congressional leaders not met the September 30 spending deadline. The Senate advanced the spending bill, which the House approved last week, by a vote of 84-10. The measure funds federal agencies and programs run by the Department of Education (ED) through December 11 and also includes a variety of anomalies related to coronavirus aid. 

Following the Senate vote President Donald Trump signed the measure into law which now queues up additional negotiations for the fiscal year 2021 appropriations process that will resume after November’s presidential election.

 

Publication Date: 10/1/2020


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