October 2012 -- Congress is in recess until after the
November 6, 2012 elections. Before it adjourned, Congress passed a Continuing
Resolution to keep the U.S. Government running from October 1, 2012
(the start of the 2013 federal fiscal year) through March 27, 2013.
In that Continuing Resolution, many federal domestic programs saw a
tiny .612 per cent increase in funding as compared to the 2012 federal
fiscal year funding level.
After the elections,
Congress will return in what is known as a "lame duck session".
That session may see a number of significant legislative developments.
One of the big
issues that faces Congress is the impending "sequestration",
which is scheduled to take place on January 2, 2013. If the sequestration
moves forward as currently planned, domestic and defense programs will
be cut by significant amounts. Many experts believe that those cuts
will be in the range of 8 per cent or more.
here for an excellent article from the New York Times regarding
the current status of the sequestration process.
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