US Senate Passes Continuing Resolution Extending Funding

The Senate voted to limit debate on short-term agency spending, and passed the Continuing Resolution (CR) previously passed by the House of Representatives last Tuesday, Sept. 22. The CR provides a stopgap for government funding to avoid a shutdown and extend government-funded programs until Dec. 11, 2020. The bill also includes an extension of mandatory funding for the Health Center Fund, the National Health Service Corps, and the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Program until Dec. 11.