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Government Shutdown

Christopher Murray Ben Grove August 8, 2018
A stop line on a wet road

How does a government shutdown happen? Find out in this month's Wonkology, from our Lobbying & Policy team. READ MORE

Policy Rider


Policy riders are provisions added to an appropriations bill that directs or limits how the Executive Branch spends funds. READ MORE

Continuing Resolution

Ken Salomon Ben Grove September 1, 2015

A continuing resolution (CR) is a short-term appropriations bill that serves as a stop-gap to prevent a full or partial government shutdown. CRs extend all federal government discretionary spending not already approved by regular appropriations bills (and signed into law) by the beginning of the next federal fiscal year (October 1). READ MORE