A fifth Continuing Resolution is in the offing. Look for the prospect of an FY18 omnibus appropriation to now move into February.
Funding negotiations among House and Senate Leaders and the President continue to look dreary. The Continuing Resolution under which the government presently operates will expire 19 January. We’ve reached the point in the timeline where a bill could not be produced for vote and publication by the 19th even if we had a miraculous agreement to terms today.
What Has Happened?
Outlook for Elections
Bottom line for now: another short-term Continuing Resolution next week.