In light of an imminent government shut-down as result of delays in passing last year’s appropriations bills, Congress has passed and President Obama has signed a continuing resolution to maintain the prior year’s funding levels through Wednesday while negotiations continue on last year’s budget work. The Office of the Press Secretary has just issued the following bill announcement:
On Friday, March 6, 2009, the President signed into law:
H.J.Res. 38, which provides FY 2009 appropriations for continuing projects and activities of the Federal Government through Wednesday, March 11, 2009. The Federal Government was currently funded under Public Law 110-329, the "Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009" which was due to expire March 6, 2009, at midnight. By signing this resolution, it allows additional time for the Congress to complete action on H.R. 1105, the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which provides funding for the nine remaining FY 2009 appropriations bills that have yet to be enacted.