Budget Brief 19-19
November 20, 2019

With the first continuing resolution (CR) for fiscal year (FY) 2020 set to expire, Congress is expected to adopt a new CR until December 20, 2019. Like its predecessor, it:

  • extends the National Flood Insurance Program and mandatory health and human services programs
  • delays Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts
  • prevents a mass transit account rescission

In addition, it repeals a provision of the FAST Act that called for a $7.6 billion rescission of highway funds on July 1, 2020.

This brief summarizes key provisions of the CR. Table 1 at the end of brief compares funding for major grants under the CR to current and proposed levels.