Congress Averts Partial Federal Shutdown Funding Government Agencies Until March 22

Late February 29, the House and Senate passed bills to avoid a partial federal shutdown that would have impacted appropriations for Defense, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor-HHS, Legislative Branch, and State and Foreign Operations. The deadline for these six spending bills was the end of the day, March 1. The continuing resolution gives lawmakers until March 22 to come to an agreement. House and Senate leaders have emphasized their commitment to pass an agreement for the remaining six spending bills before the second deadline of March 8.