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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Congressional Recess

Congress has, almost, delivered on everything it was set to do before hitting trains, planes and automobiles to head home for the holidays. Impressively, after passing an historic bipartisan infrastructure bill, the House and Senate have in recent days and weeks prevented a government shutdown, averted a global economic crisis by raising the debt ceiling and negotiated a defense reauthorization bill set to be signed by the President this week. Of course, there’s just one more thing we were hoping for in our stocking this year…

Expanded HHS-HUD Partnership Launches Housing and Services Resource Center

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the launch of the national Housing and Services Resource Center (HSRC) as part of their growing partnership to improve access to affordable, accessible housing and the critical services that make community living possible.

The Shutdown Show Proves to Be All Bluster as Congress Passes Another Funding Extension

Yesterday, the House and Senate reached a deal that will temporarily fund the government (yay!) with another continuing resolution (CR) through February 18 (boo!—we wanted a shorter CR). The threat of a shutdown is over (for now) but our concern of additional CRs or even worse, a year-long CR under FY 2021 spending levels remains.

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