House Introduces Short-Term FY 2014 CR; Extends Funding for TANF, SNAP, Other Programs
On September 11, 2013, the House unveiled a draft Continuing Resolution (CR, H.J. Res. 59) for fiscal year (FY) 2014 that would keep the federal government running until December 15, 2013. Discretionary spending levels in the CR are set at an annualized level of $986 billion. This reflects the FY 2013 post-sequester spending level, plus additional funding for certain areas including judicial services, wildfire management, and veterans’ disability claims processing. The CR also contains a few policy provisions and would extend funding for several programs that are set to expire on September 30, 2013.