- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on AppropriationsIntroducedApril 26th, 2017
- house Committees
This would prevent government shutdowns from threatening the American economy by giving Congress three months after its normal deadline to enact appropriations bills before funding starts getting reduced by 1% periodically until lawmakers act.
Preventing government shutdowns automatically is great, but automatic spending reductions that kick in if Congress doesn’t act within three months would hurt the operations of the agencies that lose funding because of lawmakers’ inaction.