February 9, 2018
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Congress Ends Brief Shutdown by Passing Spending, Budget Agreement

Congress voted early Feb. 9 to approve a measure that funds the federal government at FY 2017 levels through March 23, 2018, and raises budget caps for both FY 2018 and FY 2019, as reported in a Legislative Alert released the same day by APTA.

The votes (240-186 in the House and 71-28 in the Senate) reopened the federal government following a brief lapse of funding that began at midnight Feb. 9.

Other provisions of the measure suspend the federal debt ceiling until March 1, 2019, and provide nearly $90 billion for disaster relief aid. It also includes a “tax-extenders” deal that includes retroactive alternative fuel benefits for properties and vehicles for FY 2017, which APTA has advocated for.

See the complete text of the alert at the APTA website.
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