With time running out late last week, Congress kept the government running into early next year. Congress approved a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 18. The bill passed the house across a party-line vote while the Senate passed it 69-28. Congress will now have to return to the regular appropriations process to create a budget for the remainder of FY21. However, this process won’t likely start until the remaining issues with the “Build Back Better Act” are resolved.  

At the Agencies:

The U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor released a Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh on the November Jobs Report

The U.S. Department of Labor announces new web portal for federal contractors and subcontractors to certify whether they have developed and maintained an Affirmative Action Program

The U.S. Department of Commerce

The U.S. Commerce Department announced Registration Open for SelectUSA Investment Summit Taking Place in June at National Harbor

The U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration released a Statement by Administrator Guzman on SBA-Proposed Reforms to Increase Equity in Federal Buying