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Congress Passing Continuing Resolution to Avoid Federal Shutdown Next Week

Posted on March 21, 2013 by Dene Westbrook

The Senate passed legislation Wednesday to avoid a government shutdown set for March 28th. The Continuing Resolution is a $984 Billion spending bill that will fund government until the end of the fiscal year – September 30th, 2013. The CR includes the $85 billion in cuts set forth in sequestration. It is similar enough to a House passed version that experts believe the House will pass the bill Thursday, and send it quickly to the Presidents desk.

Summer Minnick is the Director of Policy Initiatives and Federal Affairs. She can be reached at 517-908-0301 or sminnick@mml.org.

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