Because Congress still has resolved budget debates and passed appropriations bills, it will need to pass another continuing resolution by March 27. The bill passed by the House of Representatives (H.R. 933) holds non-defense spending at the levels approved in Fiscal Year 2012.
One consequence of this is, at least for the time being, the increased spending on surface transportation programs included in MAP-21 will not be enacted. Senate leaders indicated that they might add transportation spending increases in that chamber.
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Continuing Resolution Puts Transportation Funds at Risk (Save America’s Infrastructure, Mar. 11, 2013)
Proposed 2014 Transportation Budgets Differ Wildly. Who Will Win? (Infrastructure USA, Mar. 18, 2013)