House Panel Proposes Stopgap Bill to Fund Government Through Dec. 11th; Nita Lowey Quoted

House Panel Proposes Stopgap Bill to Fund Government Through Dec. 11th; Nita Lowey Quoted
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The House Appropriations Committee has proposed a continuing resolution that would fund government operations through Dec. 11th in order to prevent a government shutdown once the new fiscal year begins in October. 

“This clean continuing resolution keeps government open while giving Congress additional time to negotiate annual appropriations bills that will invest for the people,” House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said in a statement published Monday.

The bill would appropriate funds for the Columbia-class submarine program and allow the U.S. Navy to award a contract to facilitate the procurement of two Columbia-class submarines, according to the bill’s summary.

The measure would increase funding for the Veterans Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHR) program to facilitate the deployment of the EHR system at planned sites during the first quarter of fiscal year 2021.

The House is expected to vote on the stopgap measure this week. 

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