September 01, 2012

Continuing resolution would fund government for 6 months

Congress was poised this month to approve a fiscal year 2013 continuing appropriations resolution that would fund the federal government through March 27, 2013.

The Senate was expected to pass the resolution, H.J. Res. 117, the week of Sept. 17 following House passage of the resolution by a 329-91 vote the week before.

The measure encompasses funding for the entire federal government because Congress has not passed any of the 12 separate appropriations bills for fiscal year 2013, which begins Oct. 1.

The legislation also includes a six-month extension for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program,  which is set to expire Sept. 30.

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