Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
In an unexpected turn of events, earlier today, the House passed a continuing resolution (CR) to extend federal discretionary funding another 45 days through November 17, 2023. The 334-92 vote was bipartisan, with all but one Democrat voting to approve the stopgap bill. Then, just after 9 pm ET this evening, the Senate also cleared the bill by a vote of 88-9. The bill will now go to the President's desk for signature, averting a federal government shutdown.
Federal agencies will now continue to be funded at Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 levels as Congress continues to work toward full-year appropriations for FY 2024. The CR also includes $16 billion in disaster relief funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a temporary extension of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians-- also until November 17th.
USET SPF will continue to monitor the situation and provide further information as it becomes available.
For more information, please contact Liz Malerba, USET SPF Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, at email@example.com.