Obama Signs Temporary Funding Bill

By on September 19, 2014 in Current Events with 3 Comments

President Obama signed the bill into law on Friday that was passed by Congress this week to keep the government funded through mid December and avert any potential shutdown.

The legislation continues funding for government programs and services at the current annual cap of $1.012 trillion. This funding rate will remain in place for the length of the CR, or until Congress approves annual Appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2015.

The bill also includes an amendment, adopted on the House floor, to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as requested by the President.

As noted in an earlier posting on FedSmith, the legislation does not block the 1% pay raise proposed by President Obama. Congress could alter the 1% raise in legislation but has not yet done so and most likely will not do so this year.

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