Pass an FY17 Budget
Instead of completing work on an updated budget for fiscal year 2017 (FY17) before 2016 ended, Congress passed a temporary stop-gap or continuing resolution (CR) that flat-funds government until April 28, 2017. A draft FY17 “omnibus” spending bill that would direct more funding to NIH-funded research and other key research and public health priorities sits waiting for further congressional action. Members of Congress have indicated they are nearing the finish line on this legislation, which needs to be signed into law by midnight on the 28th or the government will shut down.
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