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Posted: October 1, 2015

Continuing resolution funds federal government through December 11

A continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 11 at approximately present levels was signed by the President Wednesday evening a few hours before the existing budget authority expired. The continuing resolution was approved by the Senate on Tuesday and the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Congress will need to approve an additional funding measure for the remainder of fiscal year 2016 prior to the expiration of the continuing resolution in December in order to avoid a government shutdown.

Legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank was not attached to the continuing resolution. American Maritime Officers and American Maritime Officers Service will continue working with congressional supporters of the Export-Import Bank to secure renewal of the bank's charter.