House Postpones Action on Stop-Gap Spending Measure until Next Week

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by NADO Admin

This week, the House Appropriations Committee unveiled a continuing resolution (CR) to keep government programs running through December 11.  A CR is necessary to fund programs into the new fiscal year which begins October 1.  The CR funds the government at its current rate of $1.012 trillion annually with only a few spending changes.  A vote on the House floor had been planned for this week, but has now been postponed to next week as Congress considers whether to authorize the president’s request to train and equip Syrian rebels against the Islamic State terrorist group.  The House plans to adjourn at the end of next week and not return until after the November midterm elections.  That leaves a very narrow timeframe for the House to pass a CR, send it to the Senate where changes could be made, and have those revisions approved by the House before they adjourn.

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