FY2013 Omnibus Spending Bill Unlikely

Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by NADO Admin

According to key congressional appropriators, Congress is unlikely to move any FY2013 spending bills by the end of the year, which could lead to the federal government operating under a continuing resolution (CR) for the entire fiscal year. Currently, the federal government is operating under a continuing resolution and Congress is slated to pass another six-month CR at FY2012 funding levels to cover the remainder of FY2013, most likely right before the current CR (P.L. 112-174) expires on March 27, 2013.

Appropriators have made significant progress in working out differences between the House and Senate spending bills and they had hoped several bills could be rolled into a FY2013 spending omnibus. However, passage is unlikely because Congressional leaders are focused on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and emergency spending relief for states and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The new Congress is likely to focus attention on the FY2014 budget process come January.

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