House and Senate Passes Continuing Resolution to Fund the Federal Government

Dec. 13, 2016

Last week, the House and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until April 28, 2017.

The legislation passed with a vote of 326 to 96 in the House of Representative and a vote of 63 to 36 in the Senate. 40 of the California delegation supported, including: Sen Dianne Feinstein and Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands), Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), Rep. Ami Bera (D-Sacramento), Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks), Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona), Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Van Nuys), Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena), Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley), Rep. Jim Costa (D-Fresno), Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Modesto), Rep. John Garamendi (D-Davis), Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Temecula), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), Rep. Steve Knight (R-Simi Valley), Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Redding), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Beverly Hills), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Roseville), Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Clovis), Rep. Scott Peters (D-La Jolla), Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Commerce), Rep. Ed Royce (R-Brea), Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert), Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Cerritos), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Menlo Park), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Pleasanton), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Napa), Rep. Norma Torres (D-Pomona), Rep. David Valadao (R-Bakersfield), Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Los Angeles).

Of particular note, the stopgap spending bill included $872 million in funding for the full first year of the 21st Century Cures Act, with $352 million for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $500 million for states to respond to opioid abuse, and $20 million for the Food and Drug Administration to carry out the law.

Questions? Please contact Meghan Drenan, CLSA’s Associate Director, Federal Government Relations (