Senate FY 2013 CR Released

Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) released the Senate continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government from the end of the current CR (March 27) through the end of the fiscal year. Since the Senate CR does not address the across-the-board cuts, the measure includes a very small increase from 2012 for most programs allowed under the Budget Control Act, which are then to be cut by approximately 5% for FY 2013.