House passes latest CR

By Tony Bertuca / February 29, 2024 at 2:56 PM

The House voted 320-99 to pass another stopgap continuing resolution that averts a partial government shutdown Friday night and extends funding deadlines to March 8 and March 22.

The CR, which would extend funding for the Defense Department through March 22 from the previous March 8 deadline, is expected to be considered by the Senate later today.

Two Democrats voted against the House CR, while 97 Republicans voted against it.

Lawmakers said the short-term CR extension is needed to give them more time to finalize a fiscal year 2024 appropriations agreement, which party leaders have said has been made “in principle.”