House passes funding bill through Sept, 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a FY 2011 Continuing Resolution (CR) that would keep the federal government open for the remainder of FY 2011 (through September 30, 2011). The CR would keep most programs frozen at FY 2010 levels with some notable exceptions related to disability. The Department of Health and Human Services would receive extra funding in order to implement the Affordable Care Act. The Social Security Administration (SSA) would receive additional funding to continue to reduce the delays in Social Security eligibility determinations. The sour economy has placed additional pressure on SSA with many additional Americans applying for benefits. The CR also includes a two year pay freeze for federal employees, except for military personnel.

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