Obama signs continuing resolution

Agencies now have their funding set through March 27.

On Sept. 28, President Barack Obama signed the fiscal 2013 continuing resolution (H.J.Res. 117), which provides money for projects and duties of the federal government for six months.

The CR appropriates $1.047 trillion.

For the most part, the stopgap measure keeps funding at current fiscal 2012 levels, with a few exceptions. It maintains a federal pay freeze through April and includes nearly $90 billion for the war in Afghanistan and other global military operations.

The president’s signature comes two days before the end of the fiscal year.

Based on 2012 spending levels, the CR does not include any cuts that could potentially result from sequestration if that goes into effect on Jan. 3.

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