ADVOCATE – December 6, 2022
Lame Duck Congress Seeks Closure on FY 23 Appropriations
Members of the House and Senate returned to Washington, DC, in mid-November to take up legislative activities before the new 118th Congress convenes on January 3, 2023. Continued funding of the federal government is a top priority given that the current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires on December 16. Yet PHADA has heard knowledgeable sources on the Hill predict that a short-term extension of the current CR is likely, possibly into the new year. One reason there may be a delay until the new Congress comes in is to allow the new Republican House leadership to weigh in on budget decisions.