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Capitol Correspondence - 09.30.19

Senate Sends Short-Term Funding Bill Averting Shutdown to President

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ANCOR has been regularly updating our members on where the federal budget stands because the majority of disability supports in the United States are federally funded. The House passed a bill that would fund the government until November 21, which the Senate passed on Thursday, as reported by Politico Pro:

“The Senate today passed stopgap spending legislation that would ward off a looming government shutdown and keep federal funding on autopilot through Nov. 21.

The upper chamber easily cleared the bill, H.R. 4378, in an 82-15 vote. President Donald Trump is expected to sign it. Current federal funding runs out Monday.

The measure buys more time for bicameral negotiations on a dozen fiscal 2020 spending bills that would provide updated funding levels for 15 federal departments and dozens of smaller federal agencies.

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Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories would receive a much-needed extension of their Medicaid funding.”