President Trump signed a short-term spending bill on Sept. 27 that extends Federal government funding through Nov. 21.  FY2019 government funding had been set to run out on Sept. 30.

On Sept. 26, the Senate voted to pass the continuing resolution (CR) spending bill by a vote of 82-15. The House version of the bill (H.R. 4378), sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., was passed on Sept. 19.

White House approval of the CR gives Congress additional time to work on full-year FY2020 appropriations bills.

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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.