Capitol Hill Update: Partisan Wrangling Hinders Action on Key Priorities

Partisan wrangling over issues not related to aging services has made it difficult for Congress to pass even routine legislation this session. So, how will this work get done and what will happen to issues that matter most to you? 

The federal government is operating under a continuing resolution that will expire on Dec. 20. Congressional leadership must work out a longer-term spending agreement by then to prevent a government shutdown. This end-of-the-year spending measure may well become a vehicle for other must-pass measures, including some on which we have worked hard this year. 

Once Congress passes legislation to keep the government in operation, they will adjourn. Any legislation not yet enacted still may be considered in next year. We are taking stock of where our priorities stand and the strategies, we will follow next year to move the legislation we support to final passage. 

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