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  • FIRE-RESCUE MED: ANOTHER REASON TO ATTEND THE 26TH ANNUAL NATIONAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DINNER AND SEMINARS PROGRAM Read more here...

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CONGRESS PASSES CONTINUING RESOLUTION, ADJOURNS FOR ELECTIONS

Location: Washington, DC

 

On Saturday, September 22nd, the Senate approved H.J. Res. 117, the Continuing Appropriations Act.  The continuing resolution appropriates funds to continue the operation of the federal government through March 27, 2013.  The House approved H.J. Res 117 on Thursday, September 13th

While both the House of Representatives and the Senate Appropriations Committee completed work on 11 of the 12 annual appropriations bills, the full Senate had not yet voted on a single Fiscal Year 2013 spending bill before passage of the continuing resolution.   Fiscal Year 2012 ends on September 30th leading to the need for the temporary spending measure in order to avoid a government shutdown.

Congress is schedule to return following the general election for a lame duck session.  The results of the election will likely determine the legislative schedule for the remainder of the year.