Short-Term Spending Package Allows More Time for Funding Negotiations

H.R. 4378, legislation to provide government funding for an additional seven weeks, was signed into law on September 27. With a new shutdown deadline of November 21, Congressional appropriators and the White House will have extra time to work out a deal on funding the government through 2020. With several difficult points to negotiate still remaining in the actual funding packages being considered, many believe that there could be a series of threats of government shutdown followed by short-term funding resolutions on the horizon.

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