House OKs Stopgap Funding for Government, Flood Insurance Until Nov. 21; Senate Action Awaited
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last week passed a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through Nov. 21 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month. The bipartisan vote of 301-123 saw three Democrats vote no while 76 Republicans supported it.
In June Congress extended the NFIP until the end of this month as part of a disaster aid bill.
“It is critical that we avoid another government shutdown, which would harm our economy and hardworking Americans,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.). “Our continuing resolution will keep government open and provide families, businesses, and communities with much-needed budget certainty while we negotiate long-term funding for key priorities.”
The funding measure, H.R. 4378, now advances to the Republican-controlled Senate, where its fate is uncertain.