Congress Sends Bill to President to Keep Federal Government Open

By PAA Web posted 09-30-2022 12:00 AM


On the last day of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, September 30, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a party-line vote of 230-201, a bill (H.R. 6833) to fund the Federal government through December 16. On September 29, the bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), was approved by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 77-25. President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law before midnight on September 30.

Washington Monument relfected along waterThe CR is a stopgap spending measure that supports most federal agencies at last year’s funding levels. The bill includes a few exceptions including additional funding for Ukraine aid and disaster relief.

When Congress reconvenes after the mid-term elections in November, they will resume negotiations on the FY 2023 appropriations bills. On September 26, PAA sent an action alert to all members encouraging them to contact their congressional delegations to reinforce the importance of completing the FY 2023 appropriations process. The alert will remain open until Congress finishes its work on FY 2023.