PSC Urges Congress to Prioritize  FY20 Appropriations

Arlington, Va. (Nov. 22, 2019)— Acknowledging the signing of a new continuing resolution (CR) last night (H.R. 3055), the Professional Services Council (PSC) is urging Congress to prioritize enactment of all Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bills prior to the Dec 20, 2019 deadline. 

“While the CR keeps the government open for another four weeks, it does little more than buy time,” said PSC President and CEO David J. Berteau. “CRs create deep uncertainty and undermine both critical government missions and the accompanying contractor support on which those missions depend.” 

Berteau said that Congress should use these next four weeks to pass full appropriations for the entire federal government so that we do not suffer the consequences of another short-term continuing resolution, or even worse, another government shutdown.

In August, Congress passed and the President signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019,which lifted the spending caps and authorized $1.37 trillion for FY 20 (PL 116-37).

PSC previously offered recommendations that the government should take to mitigate the impact of a shutdown on the federal contractor community and we will continue to work with Congress and the Executive Branch on this issue.

Media Contact: 
Ashlei Stevens
Director, Media Relations
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