House Readies for Continuing Resolution
With two weeks left in the fiscal year and not a single appropriations bill ready for the president’s signature, House Democratic leaders are moving forward with a continuing resolution to keep the government funded at current levels. The Rules Committee on Tuesday will take up a continuing resolution likely to cover all government operations. The House has passed all 12 annual spending bills, but the Senate has passed only five, and all still need to go to conference.A House Appropriations Committee spokesman said details are still being finalized on the timeline and contents of the CR. Of the five bills that have passed both chambers, “none of them are that far apart,— the aide said, which means some could pass individually before fiscal 2010 kicks off.