Budget & Appropriations – Short Term Funding Bill Introduced to Avert a Government Shutdown

House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) over the weekend introduced a two-week continuing resolution (CR) that would extend all provisions in the previous CR until December 22. The measure also includes temporary aid for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The current CR runs though Friday, December 8. Chairman Frelinghuysen confirmed reports that the two-week CR is meant to allow lawmakers more time to reach a deal on increasing the spending caps for defense and non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs. NDD programs include many programs that benefit people with disabilities such as education, housing, employment, and transportation programs.

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