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.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.