"Congressional Leaders Reach Spending Agreement"

"The deal would prevent a partial government shutdown within days."

"Congressional leaders struck a government funding deal Wednesday on half a dozen annual spending bills alongside a stopgap that pushes two shutdown deadlines later into March, according to a senior leadership aide.

Top lawmakers closed out negotiations on the Agriculture-FDA, Energy-Water, Military Construction-VA, Transportation-HUD, Interior-Environment and Commerce-Justice-Science bills, assigning all of those a deadline of March 8. Leaders hope to release text by this weekend and clear the spending bills next week, funding those agencies through September.

The rest of the fiscal 2024 measures, including more contentious bills that would fund the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security and the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, will get a new deadline of March 22."

Caitlin Emma reports for E&E News February 28, 2024.


"Congressional Leaders Strike a Short-Term Deal to Avert Partial Shutdown" (New York Times)

"Congressional Leaders Reach A Deal To Avoid A Government Shutdown" (NPR)

"US Congress Leaders Reach Deal On FY24 Spending Bills, Averting Government Shutdown" (Reuters)

Source: E&E News, 02/29/2024