Budget & Appropriations – President Signs Bill Funding Government Through April

On December 9, the day that a 10-week continuing resolution (CR) was set to expire, the Senate passed another short term CR. The CR, which had been passed by the House the day before, was quickly signed into law by President Obama. The measure will keep most of the federal government in operation through April 28, 2017. It includes an across-the-board cut of 0.19% from FY 2016 (to stay under the Budget Control Act’s post-sequester discretionary cap for 2017), an amount that is smaller than the 0.496% cut in the CR that expired on Friday. Summaries are available from House Appropriations Committee Republicans and Democrats.

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