Budget and Appropriations – Short Term Spending Bill Expires in Three Days

The short-term funding bill enacted last month that ended the three-day partial government shutdown expires on Thursday, February 8. Little is known about any progress in meeting the terms of the agreement reached between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that ended the shutdown and extended funding through February 8. It is expected that the House will vote shortly on a measure to keep the government funded through March 22, in hopes of giving lawmakers more time to move forward with an immigration bill to protect recipients of the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A Senate vote would have to follow to reach the President’s desk before the funding deadline on Feb. 8.

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