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Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill through Mid-December

Congress averted a government shutdown by passing the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2023 on September 30. The Democrat-led continuing resolution (CR) bill cleared Congress with limited support from Republicans. The CR extends the deadline for fiscal year 2023 funding bills through December 16.

In response to recent natural disasters, the CR also includes $2 billion for HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program and temporarily reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance program. Bipartisan support for Ukraine’s response to Russia’s ongoing invasion also led to the inclusion of $12.4 billion for Ukraine aid in the final bill. 

The debate over FY23 funding will continue following the November midterm elections. Congressional leadership still needs to determine topline budget issues such as the split between defense and non-defense spending. For a current outline of proposed FY23 HUD spending, visit the NAHRO appropriations webpage.

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