Congress Passes Short-term Continuing Resolution

To avoid a federal government shutdown on October 1, 2022, Congress passed H.R. 6833, the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023. This continuing resolution (CR) would fund the government through December 16, 2022. The CR also includes disaster relief and additional relief for Ukraine. As mentioned in previous Washington Insights & Highlights newsletters, the House of Representatives passed six out of twelve fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills over the summer. The Senate Appropriations Committee only introduced their appropriations bills during the August recess. According to a press statement by House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), “This continuing resolution reflects bipartisan, bicameral negotiations and, most importantly, it affords Congress time to complete its work on fiscal year 2023.” As expected, the Biden Administration stated its support for the bill in a recently issued Statement of Administration Policy. While CGS supports this CR, CGS will advocate for the completion of the fiscal year 2023 appropriations process before the end of the year and sine die of the 117th Congress. A breakdown of FY23 funding for CGS programs of interest can be found here.