: Congress Passes Budget Deal, New Stopgap Funding

On February 9, President Trump signed a two-year bipartisan budget agreement lifting the caps on federal spending for FY 2018 and FY 2019 by almost $300 billion and extending current funding levels until March 23 so that Appropriators will have time to write final FY 2018 spending bills using the new caps. The enactment of the bill ended a very brief government shutdown that began at midnight last night when the previous stopgap funding bill

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