House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders this week agreed to a framework for a full FY2022 government spending deal, but said that more time is needed beyond the February 18 deadline that current appropriations run out to complete the drafting of the bills and pass them in each chamber.

The House on Tuesday voted 272-162 to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) funding the government at current levels through March 11. That CR now heads to the Senate next week for a vote before the February 18 deadline.

House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senate Appropriations Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) both released statements announcing “agreement on a framework,” but did not give any further details. Negotiations regarding the specifics of an “omnibus” FY2022 spending bill, which would combine all 12 annual appropriations bills into one bill, remain ongoing.

The House has passed nine of its 12 annual appropriations bills, while the Senate has not passed a single bill through the full chamber.

The fiscal year runs through September 30, 2022.