Congress Approves Package of Government Continuance and Public Safety Measures, Including Important Immigration Programs
UPDATE: The president signed H.R. 601 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, making this important government continuance and public safety measure, incuding important Immigration programs, law.
All government functions are continued until Dec. 8 under this law, including immigration measures for EB-5, E-Verify, Conrad 30, and Religious Workers. By virtue of this extension, It will be necessary for lawmakers to consider further action prior to Dec. 8 to provide for continuing appropriations and reauthorization of many programs, such as the National Flood Insurance Program, the government debt ceiling, and other measures discussed above.
The president and congressional leaders reached an agreement earlier this week on a package of government continuance and public safety measures. This package includes a Continuing Resolution, Debt Extension, Hurricane Harvey relief resources, and extension of the National Flood Insurance Program. The extension maintains and continues government funding and reauthorization until Dec. 8, 2017. The Senate approved the negotiated agreement on a bipartisan 80-17 vote on Sept. 7 with House approval on Sept. 8 by a vote of 316-90.
The continuance provisions include important Immigration measures, such as EB-5, E-Verify, Conrad 30, and Religious Workers. It is expected that the president will sign this agreement.