Congress Approves Short-Term Extension to Keep Government Running

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To avert a government shutdown on Dec. 8, Congress last night approved a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government running for two more weeks until Dec. 22.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers hope to use this additional time to hammer out an agreement on spending issues that could lead to a second continuing resolution that will keep the government’s doors open into January of 2018.

The federal government funding package also means that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which was set to expire on Dec. 8, will be extended until Dec. 22.

The House last month approved the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, NAHB-supported legislation that would reauthorize the NFIP for five years.

NAHB is calling on the Senate Banking Committee to move forward on a long-term reauthorization of the program to ensure accidental lapses between short-term reauthorizations like we have seen in the past do not occur.

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