Congress returns to Washington today after a two-week district work period. As we enter the second quarter of the year, we are likely to see continued debate and some progress on:
Budget & Appropriations; Presidential Nominations; Gun Control; Immigration Reform; Cybersecurity; Tax Reform; and Debt Limit.
Excerpt from Budget & Appropriations -
Before leaving for the spring recess, Congress finalized spending for the remaining six months of Fiscal Year 2013, with a Continuing Resolution (CR) that extends through September 30, 2013. The spending bill was approved by the Senate on March 20 and the House on March 21, and the president signed it into law on March 26 – just one day before the existing CR was set to expire, thereby averting a government shutdown.
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