Congress Advances Continuing Funding Resolution; Avoids Government Shutdown

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by NADO Admin

On March 21, the U.S. House approved the final version of a Continuing Resolution (CR) by a vote of 318-109 that will find the federal government through the end of September.  The bill (H.R. 933) was originally offered in the House of Representatives, and continued funding for most government agencies at FY 2012 levels.  The FY 2013 Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs appropriations bills were added, providing additional guidance and new funding levels.  H.R. 933 was taken up by the Senate, where the FY 2013 Agriculture, Homeland Security and Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bills were added.

The Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill that was added to the CR contains new funding levels for the Economic Development Administration. A detailed summary of the House CR and its effect on EDA can be found here.

The measure now goes to the President, which he is likely to sign into law. You can view the full text of H.R. 933 here (http://www NULL.gpo NULL.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr933eas/pdf/BILLS-113hr933eas NULL.pdf).

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