Government Shutdown 3.0?

Posted on December 29th, 2023 by

Congress’ continuing resolution to fund the federal government runs out on January 19, and a government shutdown (full or partial) could result unless a new agreement is reached by a Congress that is narrowly divided along party lines and within certain party factions.

In past government shutdowns, the FCC has often continued normal operations for a short period before beginning to halt certain agency functions that can affect broadcast licensee filings or totally remove access to and functionality for online public files. Added to this potential January 2024 government shutdown is an FCC budget that expires February 2.

We will communicate with clients in the event FCC operations are impacted.  We encourage stations to make all filings or OPIF uploads due in January as early as possible.