The House and Senate return to Washington following the Thanksgiving holiday looking to finish up its work before heading home for the balance of the year. The current agreement funding the federal government expires on December 9. Congress is expected to only be in session for two more weeks this year but they could be in Washington longer if a deal cannot be reached on funding the federal government.
The incoming Trump Administration has told House Republicans that they would like another temporary agreement funding the federal government to last through March 31, 2017. That would require Congress to revisit the current year’s budget (Fiscal Year 2017) in the first quarter and approve spending for the second half of the fiscal year, which ends on September, 30, 2017.