Fri April 28th, 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen — R — NJ
This joint resolution amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 to provide continuing FY2017 appropriations for most federal agencies through the earlier of May 5, 2017, or the enactment of the applicable appropriations legislation. It is commonly referred to as a continuing resolution (CR) and prevents a partial government shutdown that would otherwise occur after the existing CR expires on April 28, 2017, because 11 of the 12 FY2017 regular appropriations bills that fund the federal government have not been enacted. (The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 was signed into law on September 29, 2016.) The CR also amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to extend through May 5, 2017, a provision that provides health care benefits for certain retired miners and their families.
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