On September 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives released a stopgap spending bill that is meant to prevent a government-wide shutdown of the Federal Government. The legislation, which is known as a Continuing Resolution, would extend funding through December 11, 2020. It would also provide funding for Federal flood insurance and surface transportation for an additional year. The Senate is expected to vote early next week before funding authorization expires on September 30, 2020. This is a ‘clean’ resolution, keeping the government funded and open while providing Congress with additional time to negotiate complete annual appropriation bills. A copy of the bill is available HERE. The bill, however, does not contain relief for American farmers impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, a priority for many Republican Senators and the Trump Administration. Specifically, they want farm aid payments to continue through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), which is a Federal Corporation within the Department of Agriculture.