Congress has passed a stopgap spending bill (also known as a continuing resolution) to keep the government running through April 28th. H.R. 2028, the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, provides FY 2017 appropriations through April 28, 2017 to most federal agencies for continuing projects or activities at the levels of, and under the terms and conditions of FY 2016 appropriations acts. The bill continues all provisions included in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 (except where this bill provides otherwise), and adds the following new provisions:
- Sec. 193 provides additional appropriations to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the FDA Innovation Account authorized by the 21st Century Cures Act.
- Sec. 194 provides additional funding to the National Institutes of Health 's NIH Innovation Account for biomedical research authorized by the 21st Century Cures Act.