The House and Senate will be on recess from April 10 – 24. When they return, some form of a spending measure for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2017 must be passed before current funding runs out on April 28. Appropriators are working on an omnibus spending package for the rest to the year, but there are many issues left to resolve including whether to accommodate President Trump’s request for an additional $33 billion in military and border security funding. The administration has transmitted to Congress $17.9 billion in requested spending cuts for the remainder of FY2017. When Congress returns from recess, there will only be four joint legislative days to reach a compromise before spending runs out.