The President, today, signed H.R. 6157, a bill making Appropriations for Defense and Labor Health and Human Services & Education with a Continuing Resolution for other government programs not reauthorized by Oct 1st. The Continuing Resolutions prevents a government shutdown and extends vital programs, such as the EB-5 immigrant investor program, among others until Dec. 7th.

To date, Congress has approved 5 of 12 Appropriations bills. A 4 bill Mini-bus is in conference and the balance of 3 Appropriations bills await further action. It is widely believed that additional Congressional action will occur after the upcoming mid-term elections in November.