SUMMARY: Today, the House passed a Continuing Resolution to extend FY 2022 funding levels through December 16, sending the bill to the President to sign and averting a government shutdown.
With government funding set to expire tonight at midnight, the House passed, by a vote of 230 to 201, a Continuing Resolution (CR), sending the bill to the President to sign and stopping a government shutdown. The CR extends funding through December 16 to allow Congress additional time to negotiate a final spending agreement for FY 2023. It also includes additional funding to cover the user fee shortfall for CBP, a needed increase for administrative expenses at the Social Security Administration, and a five-year extension of several FDA user fees that are set to expire at the end of the fiscal year. This will prevent as many as 3,500 NTEU-represented employees at FDA being furloughed.
As Congress and the White House continue to work on the outstanding funding issues, NTEU will continue to advocate for adequate funding for our agencies as well as for a pay increase for federal employees. I will keep you updated on these developments.