Congress Looks Toward Potential Continuing Resolution for Remainder of 2017

While Congress continues to focus on tax reform, the final fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations outlook remains uncertain. The current continuing resolution (CR) funding the government expires December 8, and it is looking increasingly likely that Congress will pass another CR through at least the end of the year. In the meantime, appropriators on both sides of the aisle have expressed interest in a budget deal that would raise the spending caps set by the Budget Control Act, allowing for higher funding levels in the event of a FY 18 omnibus spending package.

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