Stopgap Federal Spending Bill

Congress unveiled its plan to fund the federal government through the end of April to avert a government shutdown.

The new short-term continuing resolution maintains the fiscal year 2017 spending cap of $1.07 trillion and will keep the federal government funded through April 28, 2017. Then lawmakers must negotiate another budget deal to keep the government operating through FY 2017 that runs through the end of the fiscal year on September 30.

Some conservative Members of Congress are urging their leadership to enact cuts to federal spending levels in any final bill. If these efforts are successful and the final spending bill is set at last year’s levels, more than 100,000 vouchers could be lost. The National Low Income Housing Coalition has more information on the federal budget situation.