Continuing resolution will fund government programs through April
President Obama signed legislation Dec. 10 that continues funding for the federal government through April 28, 2017, preventing a government shutdown but leaving major decisions about fiscal year 2017 funding for the next Congress. P.L. 114-254 (H.R. 2028), the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act for 2017, maintains funding at fiscal year 2016 levels for most of the federal government while providing an additional $5.1 billion in counterterrorism funds and $4 billion in emergency funds to address damages caused by recent natural disasters.