Appropriations Update March 4, 2011

On Wednesday, March 2, 2011, President Obama avoided a government shutdown by signing into law a two week extension of the current continuing resolution that was set to expire today. The measure keeps the government running through March 18, 2011.

Today, March 4, 2011, Senate Democrats released a proposal for a $6.5 billion cut from current spending levels, a modest reduction compared with the before released Republican proposal. The Senate is expected to hold a series of test votes next week on both Democratic and Republican spending plans.

BIAA will continue to monitor the situation closely and alert grassroots advocates if action becomes necessary.


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