Government Funding Extended Through Dec. 9
September 30, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 27, cleared legislation (H.R. 5325) by a vote of 342 to 85 that included a fiscal year 2017 continuing resolution that funds the federal government for an additional 10 weeks. Earlier in the day, the U.S. Senate had approved the bill by a vote of 72 to 26.

In addition to continuing fiscal 2016 levels of funding for programs through Dec. 9, the package also includes $1.1 billion in funding to respond to the Zika virus, $500 million in flood relief for Louisiana and other states and full fiscal 2017 appropriations for military construction and veterans. H.R. 5325 also maintains funding for the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development at their full authorized levels.

President Obama is expected to sign the legislation into law before the beginning of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1.

Congress is recessed until after the election.