Arlington, Va. (Sept. 30, 2021)
PSC Statement on Passage of the FY22 Continuing Resolution
The Professional Services Council (PSC) welcomes the avoidance of a lapse in appropriations and a full federal government shutdown by Congress’ passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) continuing resolution (CR). This legislation will fund the federal government only through December 3, 2021.
“While we are pleased that a shutdown has been avoided, this marks 11 times out of the last 12 years that the government has started a fiscal year under a CR,” said PSC President and CEO David Berteau. “This is not the way to run the federal government.”
PSC has pushed for the timely enactment of full-year appropriations, citing the insidious impacts that prior shutdowns and CRs have had on government missions and functions.
“It is a common practice for agencies to operate under a CR, so common that the federal government thinks it’s okay -- but it’s not,” Berteau continued. “The uncertainty of funding and the constraints of every CR slow down the delivery of services to the nation, hinder innovation, and hamper workforce recruitment and retention for federal employees and contractors.”
PSC urges both the Congress and Executive Branch to reach a timely agreement on appropriations levels for FY22 and pass full appropriations before the CR expires.
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