Congress Passes Temporary Government Funding Measure
Last week, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) (H.J. Res. 124) that will keep the federal government running through mid-December.
At which point, Congress will return from the mid-term elections in a lame duck session to consider an omnibus spending bill to fund federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal 2015 funding year.
The CR funds federal programs at current year levels, with a modest across-the-board cut to pay for additional funding provided to address the Ebola crisis. The CR also provides NOAA with budget flexibility to ensure its weather satellite programs stay on their launch schedules.