From: The Council of State Governments
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Threat of Federal Government Shutdown Ends For Now
Date: Thu Jan 23 16:05:34 MST 2014
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January 23, 2014
Threat of Federal Government
Shutdown Ends for Now
By JC Hendrickson , CSG Washington, D.C., Office


The chairs of the House and Senate appropriations committees last week unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending package that would fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. Agreement on spending bills has been rare over the past decade, but what is even rarer is that the bill cleared the House and Senate with strong bipartisan majorities, and was signed into law by President Obama. In this sense, it is the first time the federal government has been fully funded in four years.



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