House Democrats propose new CR until Dec. 20

By Tony Bertuca / November 18, 2019 at 4:03 PM

House Democrats have proposed extending a stopgap continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded until Dec. 20.

The current CR expires Thursday and the federal government will shut down if it is not extended.

"With a government shutdown deadline just days away, this continuing resolution is necessary to keep government open as we work towards completing the appropriations process," said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY).

House Democrats, however, remain at odds with Senate Republicans and the White House over funding for President Trump's southern border wall. Without a broad agreement, lawmakers say they will be unable to pass a full-year appropriations package.

Lowey noted the stopgap CR contains funding for a new government census as well as a 3.1% pay increase for military servicemembers.

Read the text of the CR and a summary here.