President Signs Continuing Resolution to Fund the Federal Government through December 20
Nov 22, 2019
Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have indicated that they both still hope to pass FY 2020 appropriations this year. Democratic House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Republican Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby previously discussed extending the deadline into January or beyond to take Congress through the holidays, but Congressional leaders decided upon a shorter measure in order to keep the pressure on Congress to pass full-year appropriations bills.
ASME will continue to monitor and report on the status of Federal appropriations.