Talks on a year-end government funding package continue among leadership. As it currently stands, the “four corners” (meaning the democratic and Republican leaders of the committee in each house of congress) leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are stuck on topline allocations for nondefense spending. With the December 16 government funding deadline looming VERY large, another continuing resolution (CR) will likely be needed to avert a lapse in funding and provide more time to reach a deal. It is unclear if the CR will be short term to buy more time for negotiation before the end of 2022, or for longer term into the new Congress.

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