Norton Provision Ensures D.C. Government Will Stay Open If Federal Government Shuts Down Saturday


Norton Provision Ensures D.C. Government Will Stay Open if Federal Government Shuts Down Saturday

Dec 6, 2017

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) assured District of Columbia residents that the D.C. government would remain open if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, when the fiscal year 2018 continuing resolution expires, because of a critical provision she got included in the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill.  The 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 the fiscal year 2017 omnibus.  Norton has gotten the D.C. shutdown exemption included in each spending bill since …

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