FY20 Appropriations Update: Stopgap Spending Measure Until Dec. 20


With federal funding set to expire on November 21, Congress voted to extend temporary funding for the federal government through December 20 with the president signing the bill into law just hours before the deadline. The federal government has been operating under a continuing resolution (CR) since the start of the 2020 federal fiscal year on October 1. 

This second continuing resolution provides level funding to federal departments and agencies based upon the FY2019 level. Congress is continuing to work to finalize appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2020. The primary challenge in that process continues to be disagreement over several billion dollars for the President’s proposed southern border wall. That debate has prevented the House and Senate from agreeing to funding levels for several spending bills including the Labor HHS Education spending bill which funds 21st CCLC and other key supports for afterschool and summer learning programs. If an agreement is not reached and spending bills are not passed by December 20 Congress will need to pass another CR or face a government shutdown. Stay tuned for additional updates as Congress continues appropriations negotiations.


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