NASCOE Legislative Committee Update
September 29, 2022
By Clint Bain and David McBryde
With the fiscal year ending on Friday, the House and Senate are working overtime to avoid any government shutdown. The Continuing Resolution (CR) being debated today would fund the government through December 16. This bill will allow both the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees more time to hash out a broader deal for the rest of fiscal year 2023. The House is expected to vote on the Senate passed bill before Friday’s deadline. President Biden will immediately sign the bill.
The final legislation does not include Senator Joe Manchin’s permitting proposal. With this controversial language removed, we expect the bill will gain bipartisan support.
- $1 billion to bolster LIHEAP
- $12.35 billion dollars in emergency assistance for Ukraine
- $2.5 billion for recovery efforts following the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire in NM
- $2 billion in Community Development Block Grants to help address unmet recovery needs in communities experiencing major disasters in 2021 and 2022, such as Kentucky, Missouri, and Puerto Rico.
- $18.8 billion for the FEMA Disaster Relief Fund
- No additional funding to combat COVID-19 or Monkeypox.
The NASCOE Legislative Committee will continue to closely monitor the CR and provide periodic updates.
Clint Bain and David McBryde
NASCOE Legislative Co-Chairs
Marcinda Kester, NASCOE President, with an update regarding recent negotiations session that took place over the last few days.