Congress is on recess for the next two weeks, so most official congressional action is on hiatus until after the Labor Day holiday. However, behind the scenes work is being done on a temporary extension of fiscal year 2022 funding – known as a continuing resolution (CR). House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) recently commented that the CR will extend current funding until sometime in December. It is possible that midterm election outcomes will not be known for some time, and the balance of power for the 118th Congress will impact incentives for Republican and Democrat leadership to reach a compromise to finalize funding, during what may be a lame duck session, before the end of the calendar year.