Short-Term Spending Bill Keeps the Government Open Through Jan. 19

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With government funding set to run out on Dec. 22, Congress has approved a short-term continuing resolution to keep the lights on at federal agencies through Jan. 19.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers hope this will buy time to hammer out an agreement on a massive spending bill to fund both defense and non-defense discretionary programs that will keep the federal government running through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.

The federal government funding package also means that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which was set to expire Dec. 22, will  be extended until Jan. 19.

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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