Congress Passes FY 2017 CR through April 28, 2017

December 8-10, 2016 – By a vote of 326-96 in the House and 63-36 in the Senate, on December 8 and 9, respectively, Congress adopted H.R. 2028, a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will keep the federal government in operation until April 28, 2017 at FY 2016 levels of funding.  President Obama signed the measure into law on December 10, 2016.  As reported in the Washington Update of December 5-9, 2016, the previous CR, adopted on September 28, 2016, provided funding at FY 2016 levels through December 9, 2016.  The CR provides continued funding at the rate of $228.2 million for state and local air quality grants, which was the amount appropriated in FY 2016, and does not include the controversial riders or provisions related to air pollution control programs that were included in the Congressional bills considered this past summer.