With House and Senate leadership in agreement to pass a six-month continuing resolution in September rather than risk a government shutdown at the start of fiscal 2013, it’s unclear how any of the funding levels agreed to by legislative branch appropriators will play out.
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, said that the stopgap measure makes securing funding for Dome restoration a sticky prospect.
“I had always hoped we could find the money at some point, whether it was for fiscal 2013 or before we reached fiscal 2014,” Crenshaw said.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.