Both the House and Senate are in session this week. The federal government today enters its 33rd day of the partial shutdown. The Congress continues to negotiate with the president on an agreement to fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2019.
The House will also consider H.R. 648, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2019. In addition, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.
In Committee on Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on “The Shutdown’s Impact on the Department of Treasury and American Taxpayers.” The only witness invited, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, declined to testify. The department offered other officials to testify. However, a decision to proceed with the hearing has not been made. Should the hearing proceed as scheduled, CUNA will submit a letter for the record to highlight the work of credit unions helping their members affected by the current government shutdown.
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