Congress Continues Work on FY2014 Continuing Resolution to Avoid Government Shutdown

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by NADO Admin

This week the Senate took a series of procedural votes to proceed with consideration of a Continuing Resolution or “CR” to keep government programs operating when the current fiscal year ends on September 30. Last week, the House approved on a party line vote of 230 to 189 a 75-day stopgap spending measure (H.J. Res. 59) totaling $986 billion that would keep government programs operating at current spending levels until December 15. The House CR would eliminate funding for implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The Senate is expected to vote this Sunday, September 29 on a measure to strike the provision in the House CR that would deny funding for implementation of the health care law and shorten the CR’s length to 45 days (until November 15). At that point the amended CR would be sent back to the House that would have only hours to react before the clock runs out on the fiscal year. If an agreement cannot be reached, a government shutdown will occur.

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