The continuing resolution would fund the government through Jan. 19. A two-week continuing resolution passed by Congress earlier this month expires on Friday.
The continuing resolution-the third stopgap bill since Oct. 1 -- includes a USD 2.1 billion fix for an expiring program that pays for veterans to seek care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs system, funding through March for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and a short-term extension of the government's foreign surveillance powers.
This comes after the United States House of Representatives has approved the biggest overhaul of the nation's tax code, sending a sweeping USD 1.5 trillion bill to President Donald Trump's desk for signature. (ANI)