Capitol Hill Talks Could Set Fiscal 2021 Construction Funding

Engineering New-Record

November 17, 2020

Tom Ichniowski

As Congress begins its lame-duck session, one item that construction groups and companies will be studying closely is the fate of appropriations legislation to fund federal agencies, including their construction and infrastructure programs, through next Sept. 30, the end of the 2021 fiscal year.

Lawmakers face a deadline. Since Oct. 1, agencies and departments have been operating, generally at fiscal 2020 levels, under a stopgap continuing resolution, or CR. It expires Dec. 11.

Before the election, the House had passed 10 of its 12 individual spending bills, each of which funds one or more agencies. In the Senate, though, none of its 12 bills had even made it out of committee.

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