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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.