House Republicans to Push Stopgap Funding Measure

On Sunday, Republican members of the House of Representatives, who had been at odds over how to proceed on legislation to fund federal government operations, agreed on a temporary budget measure that would extend current funding levels for an additional month, through the end of October. The delay is intended to give the House appropriations committees additional time to agree on individual funding measures for specific government agencies. Funding for federal government agencies would have expired at the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30.

Democrats in the House and Senate are expected to oppose the continuing resolution, which would reduce most nondefense discretionary spending by approximately 8% and does not include additional aid for Ukraine requested by the Biden administration. The bill is scheduled to be considered Thursday, but its passage remains in doubt as some hardline Republicans have already declared their opposition.