Budget Brief 13-16
October 17, 2013

Early on October 17, 2013, the president signed H.R. 2775, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The bill’s notable features include:

  • Ending the 16-day federal government shutdown
  • Providing appropriations until January 15, 2014, at final FY 2013 levels, similar to the provisions of the initial House continuing resolution (CR) described in FFIS Budget Brief 13-12 (Sec. 101)
  • Reimbursing states for costs incurred for operating federal programs during the shutdown, including reimbursement for furloughed employees (Sec. 116)
  • Providing short-term extensions for several programs that expired on September 30, 2013, including the nutrition title of the farm bill and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (Sec. 111 and 139)
  • Requiring additional verification that persons seeking federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are eligible for such subsidies (Sec. 1001)
  • Suspending the federal debt ceiling until February 7, 2014 (Sec. 1002)

While not part of the legislative text, the House and Senate also agreed to create a conference committee that would craft a broad budget agreement by December 13, 2013.