Both the House and the Senate passed a two-week continuing resolution on Thursday, postponing an impending partial government shutdown. Funding for several departments and agencies had been slated to expire Friday, Dec. 7.
This CR gives lawmakers until Dec. 21 to reach an agreement on the following seven appropriations bills:
Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies
Interior, Environment and Related Agencies
Financial Services and General Government
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies