The U.S. House and Senate have only days to finalize legislation to fund the federal government for the remaining 6 ½ months of fiscal year (FY) 2022. The government is operating until March 11th on the third extension of funding at last year’s levels, and appropriators are working behind the scenes to craft an omnibus appropriations package for all government funding for FY 2022. It is possible there will be a fourth short-term extension if the package isn’t ready by March 11th. It is also possible that a supplemental emergency aid bill could be attached to the omnibus package. If nothing happens to derail operations, it is likely that the Administration would release its FY 2023 budget request as early as the week of March 14th, but at the time of this writing, no date has been announced.