October 4, 2011
The House today cleared a six week-long Continuing Resolution that the Senate passed last week. The measure will keep the government running through November 18th and sets spending at the $1.043 trillion level agreed to in the debt limit law passed in August. It allocates $2.65 billion for disaster aid for FEMA, and the offsets to be taken from a couple of loan guarantee programs to promote energy efficiency – to which Democrats objected, were eliminate in the final measure. The bill now heads to the President for his signature before the current short-term extension expires tonight.