February 16, 2018
On Feb. 9, 2018, after some delays and political wrangling, the Senate approved the two year budget deal that had been agreed upon by Senate Leadership. The Bill was immediately returned to the House that had previously passed their version Wednesday, Feb. 7. The House then passed the Bill, and it was signed Feb. 9 by the President. The measure increases discretionary spending caps imposed for FY 2018 and FY 2019, extends continuing appropriations funding the federal government until March 23, 2018, suspends the public debt limit until March 1, 2019, and includes other funding and policy provisions.