Government funding patch extended through March 8 and March 22

By Tony Bertuca / March 1, 2024 at 9:43 AM

The Senate voted 77-13 last night to approve a short-term continuing resolution to avert a partial shutdown and keep the government open through the new deadlines of March 8 and March 22.

The measure, which also passed in the House yesterday, will now be sent to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

The Defense Department’s funding, under the new CR, is extended through March 22.

Senior Democratic and Republican lawmakers say the extension is needed to hash out a final fiscal year 2024 spending agreement that -- “in principle” -- has already been made between the leaders of both parties.

Biden, meanwhile, intends to submit his FY-25 budget request on March 11.