President Trump signs 1-week funding extension

The continuing resolution gives Congress another week to agree on a package to fund the government through the fiscal year 2021.
By: | December 14, 2020
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President Trump on Dec. 11 signed a continuing resolution, H.R. 8900, that would extend funding for federal agencies, including the Education Department, for another week. Trump’s approval comes after Senate and House passage of the bill.

Approval of the funding extension meant the federal government did not shut down at midnight on Dec. 12.

The CR’s passage and approval give Congress another week to work on an appropriations package to fund all federal agencies through the remainder of FY 2021. If the legislative negotiations fail to result in a long-term spending package, Congress may need to pass another short-term extension by Dec. 18 to avoid a shutdown.

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Charles Hendrix covers education funding and other Title I issues for LRP Publications.