Earlier this week, IW posted a note about the continuing resolution recently passed by the House of Representatives. The bill cuts total appropriations by $61 billion compared to 2010, including significant cuts to several infrastructure programs.
Senate leaders have attacked the House plan. (The Senate is controlled by Democrats, the House by Republicans.) Even so, some cut are anticipated for the plan to be worked out by the entire Congress. Senators may propose short-term (about a month at a time) resolutions to keep the government funded until a deal can be worked out.
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