Congress Faces December 11 Deadline to Finalize FY2016 Spending Deal

Posted on: December 4th, 2015 by NADO Admin

One week remains until the current Continuing Resolution keeping federal programs operating expires.  This week, House Republicans unveiled their omnibus spending proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2016, but it was quickly rejected by House Democrats because of the contentious policy riders it contained including language on the treatment of Syrian refugees and environmental, campaign finance, and financial regulations.  House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) hopes to have a FY2016 omnibus agreement finalized by December 7 in order to give Congress time to consider and vote on a package by the December 11 deadline.  However, policy disputes threaten to hold up the deal and another stop-gap extension may be necessary.

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