What’s facing Congress this December

Tristan Daedalus December 04 2019

Congress has a lot to do in the remaining 13 legislative days of 2019. Here’s a look ahead at the big issues you can hope to see this December.

Federal Government Funding

Absent additional action by Congress, funding for the federal government is set to expire on December 20. What we know so far isn’t much, but it’s telling. First, a full-year stopgap funding extension (expiring Sept 31, 2020) would cut government spending by $100 billion, which is unlikely to gain support in Congress. Additionally, with the election right around the corner in 2020...

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