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September 2014

This week, the House leadership postponed a vote on the FY2015 spending measure in order to reach agreement on the inclusion of language in the bill requested by President Obama to assist Syrian forces against Islamic State militants. The temporary spending measure extends current funding for government programs past the expiration of the current fiscal year, September 30, minus a 0.0554 percent across the board cut in all discretionary spending to fund CDC and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak.

As Congress considers how to respond to the situation in the Middle East, the across the board cut in spending may increase to offset potential military action.

The bill is free of controversial policy riders.  The House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers indicated that the vote on the FY2015 spending measure, known as a continuing resolution, could be held next week. As currently drafted, the continuing resolution will fund government programs until December 11, 2014.

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