House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro introduced a bill to keep the federal government running through March 11th.
Background: It’s that time of year! President Joe Biden previously signed a continuing resolution to fund federal operations through February 18th. While progress is reportedly being made, members of Congress evidently feel the pressure to avoid another shutdown.
The Details: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) says the House will inevitably pass the resolution this week to buy time.
“Negotiations are very vigorous, and I think that we’re going to get agreement both on the top line, how much spending is going to be, and how it will be spent,” Hoyer said Sunday on MSNBC. “But it’s not there yet so I expect to do a continuing resolution to continue the authorization for government to operate and be funded this coming week, and hopefully the Senate will do the same.”
On the Republican side, Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) said some of his fellow senators prefer to keep the funding at current levels which were set during the Trump administration. However, some also want to direct more funding towards the military.