Congress Passes One-Week Funding Bill Averting Shutdown

April 28, 2017
From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel

With funding for the federal government set to expire at midnight, Congress quickly passed a short-term spending agreement today to keep the government open for another week. Negotiations on a larger funding bill for the remainder of the fiscal year are progressing, but congressional leadership and the White House ultimately agreed that a short-term continuing resolution was necessary to allow for time to finalize those deliberations. Under the one-week agreement, funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (currently $148 million) is not altered. Republican leadership expressed confidence that another bill to set spending levels for the remainder of FY2017 will pass in advance of next Friday’s deadline. NASAA will continue to keep you updated as negotiations continue.