FCC to Remain Open If Congress Doesn’t Pass Funding CR

Because it has “available funding,” the FCC “plans to remain open and pay staff at least through the close of business on Friday, January 26” in the event that Congress fails to pass legislation to continue funding the government between now and then, Office of Media Relations Director Brian Hart said in a statement today.  The current continuing resolution (CR) under which federal government operations are being funded expires at the end of today.

The House passed a measure last night that would extend government funding through Feb. 16 and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years, as well as authorizing Defense Department funding of “Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements activities and extending certain health-care related tax provisions.  Negotiations were on-going in the Senate this afternoon, where the Republican majority needs support from Democrats, who want to see the issue of undocumented immigrant child-arrival “dreamers” resolved as part of the CR.

Courtesy TRDAily