2012 appropriations bill goes to White House

The Senate passed the $915 billion appropriations bill Dec. 17.

The fiscal 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act passed 67-32.

The House passed it Dec. 16 296-121. The legislation contains fiscal 2012 funding for federal agencies.

The funding bill now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Obama is expected to sign it into law.

Lawmakers again reached a deal just before a potential government shutdown. The much of the government would have run out of funding at midnight Dec. 16. However, earlier that day, Senate leaders said that if the bill passed the House, the shutdown would have been averted.

About the Author

Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

Featured

  • Cybersecurity
    Boy looks under voting booth at Ventura Polling Station for California primary Ventura County, California. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com

    FBI breach notice rules lauded by states, but some want more

    A recent policy change by the FBI would notify states when their local election systems are hacked, but some state officials and lawmakers want the feds to inform a broader range of stakeholders in the election ecosystem.

  • paths (cybrain/Shutterstock.com)

    Does strategic planning help organizations?

    Steve Kelman notes growing support for strategic planning efforts -- and the steps agencies take to keep those plans relevant.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.