From end-of-year deadlines, performance reviews, next-year planning, data analysis, end-of-year budgets, businesses do a lot to close out the calendar year. This year, it seems Congress has one thing in common — the budget.
Although the fiscal year ended on Sept. 30, Congress didn’t complete negotiations to pass a full spending package. Instead, Congress passed a continuing resolution to keep last year’s funding levels until Dec. 15. It didn’t surprise many people when yet again, Congress couldn’t negotiate by the deadline and extended it another week.