While the Senate continues to push forward with appropriations bills Congress is already publicly discussing needing another continuing resolution to prevent a shutdown next month. The options for a stopgap bill have ranged from lasting into December or even into the first quarter of 2020. The Senate has yet to pass any appropriations bills but is working on its first package that would include funding bills for agriculture; interior; transportation and housing and urban development; and commerce, science, and justice. Even if the Senate is able to advance its own spending bills by the Nov. 21 deadline, it would still have to reconcile them with the House. The Democratically-controlled lower chamber has approved 10 of the 12 annual appropriations measures, largely along party lines. House Democrats also oppose moving to an all-encompassing final appropriations bill until a deal has been worked out on each of the individual bills.