House Moves Continuing Resolution

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by NADO Admin

This week the U.S. House of Representatives approved on a party line vote of 230 to 189 a short-term continuing resolution or “CR” to fund federal programs at current spending level through December 15. The CR, H.J. Res. 59, continues funding at an annual level of $986.3 billion and includes language to block implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and continue federal debt payments if the debt ceiling is not raised. The CR now goes to the Senate for consideration. The Senate is likely to remove the language defunding the Affordable Care Act and return to the House a “clean” CR setting up a showdown over spending as the end of the current federal fiscal year approaches on September 30. Congress must take action to extend funding for federal programs by September 30 to avoid a government shutdown. NADO legislative staff will continue to closely monitor these funding and budget negotiations as they evolve.

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