Trump Signs Stopgap Funding for Government That Includes Flood Program

September 29, 2019

President Donald Trump has signed a continuing resolution that will avoid a federal government shutdown by funding the government at current levels until Nov. 21.

The Republican-led Senate voted 82-15 in favor the temporary funding resolution last Thursday after the Democratic-controlled House passed the same measure 301-123 earlier in the week.

Without the stopgap measure, funding for the government was on track to halt on Sept. 30. The extension gives lawmakers more time to come to agreement over various full-year appropriations bills.

A section of the resolution extends the National Flood Insurance Program through Nov. 21 also. The NFIP’s authorization was scheduled to expire Sept. 30.

In June Congress extended the NFIP until the end of this month as part of a disaster aid bill.

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