This bill would fund the government at current, FY2019 levels through November 21, 2019, to avoid a partial government shutdown on October 1st. It would also extend a variety of health and tax policies that are set to expire. A detailed breakdown of this bill’s provisions can be found below.
This section of the bill would extend FY2019 funding through November 21, 2019, unless FY2020 appropriations are enacted sooner. It would also prohibit agencies from furloughing or terminating employees due to lack of funds during the duration of the CR. Among the programs and entities that would be extended and reauthorized through November 21, 2019, include the:
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP);
Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank);
Ukraine Assistance Initiative;
Commodity Credit Corporation;
District of Columbia’s local funds; and
Activities related to the Census.
HEALTH & TAX EXTENDERS
This section of the bill would extend the Community Health Centers Fund and the Special Diabetes Program through November 21, 2019, along with health programs under Medicaid and Medicare. It would also extend the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education grant program, the State Personal Responsibility Education Program, and programs within the Dept. of Health and Human Services through that date.