As the deadline to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) fast approaches, legislators are debating how to advance a spending bill and prevent another government shutdown.
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Before heading home for the holidays, Congress finished out the year by passing a number of measures, including the necessary Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government up and running.
According to a new report issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), continued reliance on continuing resolutions would likely trigger across-the-board federal spending cuts, or sequestration.
As Congress faces the prospect of passing another short-term continuing resolution, rather than a full-year budget, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer told a U.S. Naval Institute forum that the practice has been costly to the agency over the past six years.
With two weeks to go until government funding runs out on April 28, and considering Congress has not passed a budget on time for seven of the last eight years, Congress is working on borrowed time for its 2017 budget.
Last week, on the cusp of the deadline to pass either a budget or a continuing resolution to keep the federal government operational, Congress passed a two-week continuing resolution, buying itself more time to debate and finalize the components of a final, longer-term deal.