Murray Releases Text of Continuing Resolution


Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released text of a bipartisan Continuing Resolution (CR) to prevent a needless government shutdown while Congress works to pass bipartisan, bicameral full-year appropriations bills following the framework agreement reached by Senate and House leadership last week. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) teed up a procedural vote on a shell bill for the CR, which the Senate is expected to vote on when it returns Tuesday.


“While we continue working to negotiate and pass bipartisan, full-year spending bills, it is critical Congress prevent a needless and costly government shutdown come Friday—and that’s exactly what this CR will do. Hammering out serious bipartisan funding bills is no easy task but I am going to continue working nonstop with my colleagues to pass the strongest possible bills—and soon. No one back home wants to see a shutdown or chaos, so let’s quickly pass this CR and work to finalize serious appropriations bills, free of partisan poison pills, that protect key investments in our country’s future.”


The bipartisan Continuing Resolution extends funding through:


  • March 1 for four appropriations bills: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.
  • March 8 for the remaining eight appropriations bills: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Defense; Financial Services and General Government; Homeland Security; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Legislative Branch; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.


A section-by-section is available HERE.

Legislative text is available HERE.