Archives for April 2011

News-in-Brief – April 2011

The Federal Funding Saga Continues After repeated continuing resolutions (CR), Congress appears ready to pass a bill that will fund the government until September 30, the final day of Fiscal Year 2011. Specifics were not available at the time of this article. However, the overall cut to domestic programs will be about $42 billion, with $17.8 billion from mandatory or statutory changes. The overall amount also includes an across-the-board cut of one percent to all programs. As part of the deal, the Senate will take separate votes on several policy riders, including repeal of funds for health care reform and… Read More »