Congress averted a government shutdown on September 28 by passing a short-term funding continuing resolution until December 9. For federal education programs that received an appropriation in fiscal year (FY) 2016, funding will be extended at the same level, less a 0.496 percent across-the-board reduction, through December 9. Both House and Senate chambers have left Washington D.C. until after the election. They are scheduled to return on November 14. It is anticipated upon their return that Congress will develop a FY 2017 Budget including funding for education programs.