On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) have agreed to avert any government shutdown at the end of the fiscal year on September 30th by passing a “clean” continuing resolution separately from COVID-19 relief negotiations. Secretary Mnuchin said he expected the funding would last through early December, although the date has not yet been agreed upon. A spending bill into December would allow lawmakers to return to the Capitol for a “lame-duck” session following the election and complete spending legislation for the 2021 Fiscal Year that starts October 1.