FY24 Funding Fight Paused Until Early 2024

Explore the latest legislative developments as President Biden signs HR. 6363, the Further Continuing Appropriations and Extensions Act of 2024, preventing a government shutdown.

On November 16, President Biden signed into law HR. 6363, the Further Continuing Appropriations and Extensions Act of 2024, which averts a government shutdown on November 17, and continues to fund the federal government at FY’23 levels.

This Continuing Resolution (CR) uses a two-tiered structure proposed by the new House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA-4) for keeping the government running: funding for four appropriations bills expires on January 19, 2024, with the remaining eight bills, including the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (LHHS), which funds Federal TRIO Programs, expiring February 2, 2024. These dates are intended to prevent a year-end omnibus package, which the House Republican leadership wants to avoid.

In the days leading up to the CR, the House debated and voted on over 100 amendments to H.R 5894, the fiscal year (FY) 2024 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. (Click here to read TRIO alumna and TRIO Caucus Co-Chair Gwen Moore’s floor statement about TRIO during the amendment debate.)

As you will recall, this bill cuts the Department of Education funding by 28%, eliminates funding for the Federal Work Study and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) programs while level-funding Federal TRIO programs, GEAR UP and Pell Grants at FY23 levels.

Because the cuts to education and health programs are so deep, Democrats and moderate Republicans have indicated their opposition to this bill and their intent to vote against it on final passage.

It is unclear if this bill will have the votes needed to pass.

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