August 2017 Government & Community Relations Update

House and Senate appropriation bills mixed for research, student aid priorities

August 2, 2017
With two months to go before the start of the new federal fiscal year on October 1, Congress has taken some level of action on all twelve of the appropriations bills that make up the federal budget. But no budget resolution setting overall spending authority for each appropriations bill has been set nor has Congress addressed issues related to budget caps and the debt ceiling.