The U.S. Senate passed legislation Wednesday that extends government funding into the new year, with the temporary spending bill now on its way to President Biden's desk. It ends the threat of a government shutdown until after the holidays, when Congress will have to again confront their differences over a federal budget.
Peter Loge is the director of the School of Media and Public Affairs. Loge has nearly 30 years of experience in politics and communications, including a presidential appointment at the Food and Drug Administration and senior positions for Sen. Edward Kennedy and three members of the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently leads the Project on Ethics in Political Communication at the School of Media and Public Affairs and continues to advise advocates and organizations.
“The House passing the CR [continuing resolution] and leaving town shouldn't be mistaken for good news,” Loge says. “Before heading for the exits, the House failed to pass more appropriations packages. We'll be seeing this movie again in January.”
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