Senate continues developing an omnibus bill

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-HI) continues to put together a FY 2011 omnibus Appropriations bill. This bill is unlikely to gather the 60 votes necessary for passage. Failure to pass an omnibus appropriations bill will force the Senate to adopt a CR. Senate Democrats will likely seek a year-long CR such as the measure adopted by the House last week. Senate Republicans, however, are pushing for a shorter term CR to expire early in 2011 when the House will be controlled by the Republicans and the Senate minority will have 5 additional Republicans. Meanwhile, the current CR expires on December18 at the end of this week.

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