House Expected to Take up Short Term Spending Bill

According to press reports, the House of Representatives will likely vote this week on a short term spending bill for FY 2015 which starts on October 1. This would leave the Senate little to no opportunity to make changes and send it back before the House leaves for election recess. Most programs are expected to receive level funding in this continuing resolution (CR) that would run through mid-December. This would be the 4th consecutive year of erosion in non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending (which included disability-related programs such as education, housing, and employment) when factoring in the cost of inflation. See recent disability-related discretionary funding levels on The Arc’s website.

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