Short Term FY 21 Funding Bill Released

Today the House released the text of H.R. 8319 to fund the federal government from the start of fiscal year (FY) 2021 on October 1 through December 11. The vast majority of agencies and programs are level funded and several other provisions are included in the measure. These include extensions of the Medicaid Money Follows the Person program and Spousal Impoverishment Protections program to December 11. The measure also includes $1.5 billion to conduct the 2020 Census but it does not include $30 billion for farm aid that the White House had sought. A vote is expected in the House this week. Both parties have indicated they want to pass a funding bill to avoid a government shutdown just weeks before the election.

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