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Congress Extends Current Federal Spending Levels through December

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Yesterday, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to extend current funding levels for discretionary spending, including the Department of Education, through December 16. The House is expected to follow suit today so the bill can be signed into law before funding expires at midnight tonight. The widely anticipated move will afford Congress more time to negotiate top-line spending levels and other issues that have gotten in the way of timely action on appropriations for Fiscal Year 2023. It will also punt all decisions until after the midterm elections in November. Lawmakers are eager to return to the campaign trail, as one third of the Senate and the full House of Representatives are up for election. Congress is expected to be in recess until the week of November 14.

Posted:  30 September, 2022

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