Government Shutdown Averted
Continuing Resolution Approved Until November 17Oct 2, 2023
On Saturday, September 30, the House of Representatives unexpectedly introduced, considered, and passed a “clean” continuing resolution (CR). This CR funds government operations, at current funding levels, until November 17. Previously, the Speaker of the House had only allowed consideration of CRs that cut spending and included policy riders. The Senate quickly approved the CR and President Biden signed it into law on Saturday evening.
Congress still must pass the 12 appropriations bills to fund the government for the current fiscal year, which began yesterday, by November 17.
What this means:
- The Federal Government will continue to operate normally until November 17
- Funding for the government expires on November 17, which means another potential government shutdown.
What you should do:
- Continue all activities as normal
- Review which awards will be expiring on or near November 17 and identify any potential prior approval requirements which may need to be submitted to a federal agency
OGC will continue to monitor the appropriations process and update the campus as necessary as we approach November 17.