Congress Passes Measure Avoiding Government Shutdown

The House has followed the Senate in approving a measure that would provide $15.25 billion for hurricane relief, suspend the debt limit and keep the government funded through Dec. 8.

While this bill prevents a government shutdown on Oct. 1, federal agencies and employees now face another funding deadline and uncertainty about funding for the remainder of fiscal 2018. This is both demoralizing to federal employees and disruptive to the taxpayers they serve. 

Federal agencies will generally be required to offset their fiscal 2017 rate of operations during this time period by 0.6791 percent. 

The measure now heads to the president’s desk for his signature.

NTEU will keep members updated as Congress continues to act on its packed fall agenda.