Faced With Latest Threat Of a Federal Government Shutdown, Norton’s Provision Ensures D.C. Government Will Stay Open


Faced with Latest Threat of a Federal Government Shutdown, Norton’s Provision Ensures D.C. Government Will Stay Open

Dec 21, 2017

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As budget negotiations continue and the Republican-controlled House and Senate head toward possibly shutting down the federal government, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today assured District of Columbia residents that a critical provision she got included in the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill will keep the D.C. government open if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, when the fiscal year 2018 continuing resolution expires.  The Norton provision allows D.C. to spend under its local fiscal year 2018 budget during a federal government shutdown in fiscal year 2018, subject to the terms and conditions of …

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