Government shutdown – averted! A continuing resolution passed in both the House and Senate last week extending funding of existing government programs until February 18, 2022.
Now, what to do about the debt ceiling? There has been some discussion of including it in the Defense bill. There is also talk of possibly including it in end-of-the-year must-pass Medicare bills (billions in automatic cuts to Medicare that will roll out Jan. 1, unless Congress intervenes).
Build Back Better reconciliation bill… still building. The bill remains before the Senate, but their focus remains on the Defense bill and debt ceiling. There is still time to share with your members of Congress about how important the investments in Medicaid, Home and Community-Based Services, childcare, paid leave, etc., are for CYSHCN and their families!