Budget Brief 19-03
January 29, 2019

After a record 35-day partial federal government shutdown, Congress passed—and the president signed—a third continuing resolution (CR) for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The CR (H.J.Res.28):

  • keeps the federal government operating through February 15, 2019
  • is retroactive to December 22, 2018, the expiration date of the last CR
  • reimburses states for costs incurred operating federal programs during the shutdown (which also applies to future lapses in FY 2019 should they occur)
  • continues funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • extends Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs through February 15 (other programs—such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF]—have been extended by separate legislation)