From the David L. Norquist Memorandum: "Appropriations provided under the DoD Appropriations Act, 2019 (division A of Public Law 115-245) expire at 11 :59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Monday, September 30, 2019. The Administration does not want a lapse in appropriations, which would result in a Federal government shutdown, to occur. The Secretary and I hope that the Congress will quickly pass the annual appropriations bill for Defense activities prior to FY 2020. However, prudent management requires that the Department be prepared for the possibility of a lapse in appropriations. The attachment to this memorandum provides instructions for continuation of essential operations in the absence of appropriated funds."
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