FY 2015 Spending Bills Face Likely Continuing Resolution

Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced that, despite having strongly pushed for regular order in the appropriations process, she is now seeking to move an omnibus package of bills for the fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2014.  One or more short-term continuing resolutions (CRs) may be necessary if Congress cannot pass all 12 individual spending bills or a combination of bills before October 1.  CRs typically provide level funding from the previous year, though they are not required to do so.  Read this story from January to see how disability-related programs fared in the FY 2014 spending bill.

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