I. Federal Government Faces Partial Shut-down on Friday
The State Funeral of President George H.W. Bush has caused Congress to delay roll-call votes that had been scheduled for this week. The midnight, Friday, December 7, deadline to fund roughly Twenty-five percent of the Federal government, in order to avert a partial shut-down of a variety of agencies and programs, will be avoided by voice votes in both Houses.
Congressional leadership plans to send a two-week extension to the President.
Programs needing funding include the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), kept alive, on life support, with actions by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, late last week. The expiration date for that emergency extension will also be pushed forward two weeks.