Congress extending appropriations 20171222

This expires today on 20171222

Note: Congress addressed this on 20171221 with H.R.1370 (115th):

H.R.1370 – A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.

Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen made the following statement on the legislation:

“The Continuing Resolution will extend current levels of funding for government operations through January 19, 2018, and will prevent a government shutdown. This is critical to our nation’s stability, our economy, for the continuation of programs and services the American people depend on.”

“I now urge the Senate to act quickly on this bill so that hard-working Americans continue to have access to the programs they rely on, including a strong national defense and critical disaster recovery assistance.”

A temporary extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program to ensure States have the flexibility to administer the program until March 31, 2018;

Note: Sen. Kamala Harris voted nay on this eventually, but it passed Senate with requisite 3/5 (60 votes).  Looks like CHIP was extended by bundling it with a extension of Homeland Security Act of 2002.


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