Congress passed a one-week extension of a short-term federal government funding measure on December 11 to provide more time to reach a longer-term deal.
The House of Representatives passed a one-week extension of the expiring continuing resolution to maintain federal government funding on December 9 by a vote of 343 to 67. The Senate passed that extension on December 11 following passage of the National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 84-13 and President Trump is was expected to sign the one-week extension into law.
The one-week stopgap funding measure gives Congress more time to finalize full fiscal year 2021 funding measures.
The Senate Committee on Appropriations released all 12 of its fiscal year 2021 funding measures and subcommittee allocations on November 10, which paved the way for negotiations to begin with the House’s “minibus” of appropriations bills issued on July 31.
The Transportation, Housing, Urban Development, and related agencies or THUD FY 2021 appropriations bill issued by the Senate would provide $74.838 billion total funding, with the U.S. Department of Transportation receiving more than $61.3 billion.