Today, the House of Representatives held a pro-forma session to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR). As you may recall, the Senate recently passed two versions of the CR: a short-term measure, which would fund the federal government through October 4th, and a long-term measure, which would continue government funding through November 18th. With unanimous consent, the House passed the short-term CR (HR 2017). President Obama is expected to sign the bill before the new fiscal year begins on October 1st.
By passing the short-term CR, members of the House allotted more time to negotiate a favorable long-term measure. However, it remains uncertain whether details of a long-term CR will be met with opposition from House Republicans. Previously, the issue of offsetting disaster relief funding was a source of disagreement between House Republicans and Senate Democrats. With an increased estimate of available funds, FEMA has enough money to finance immediate needs and projects, but requires a long-term agreement to continue aid. There is hope that a compromise will be quickly reached.
As always, we will continue to monitor this and update you accordingly. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of additional assistance.
B. Jeffrey Brooks
Partner in Charge
Adam and Reese LLP
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