September 17, 2008 - Issue #65
The House and Senate did not act on their respective appropriations bills that fund LSC before adjourning for the August recess. Both House and Senate Appropriations Committees had funded LSC at $390 million for FY 2009. Congressional leadership previously indicated that final action on the FY 2009 appropriations bill will likely not occur until a new Congress and Administration is in place. Congress is scheduled to adjourn again on September 26th and before adjournment, it must pass (and the president must sign) a Continuing Resolution funding the government. With a long list of priority legislation to complete, Congressional leaders are now discussing a possible “lame duck” session following the election. For more information, contact , Director, Grassroots Operations/Legislative Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202/662-1764.