Congress passes Continuing Resolution to fund the government through March 27, 2013

The Senate voted early Saturday morning to pass a six-month spending bill and sent it on to the President to sign. The Continuing Resolution (CR) would fund the government through March 27, 2013 and increase spending by 0.6% for most federal programs and agencies. The bill incorporates the $1.047 trillion discretionary spending level set in the Budget Control Act of 2011 (PL 112-25) rather than the lower $1.028 trillion level desired by the House. Most disability-related programs would receive the small 0.6% increase over the amount they received in 2012 (Visit The Arc’s website to see the FY 2012 funding levels).

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