Today marks the official start of the federal fiscal year (FY) 2008. As has become common practice, however, the new fiscal year will begin with a sputter. Once again this year, Congress has failed to complete work on the majority of appropriations legislation required to fund federal programs and services during FY 2008. Importantly, however, Congress has adopted a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund the federal government through 16 November at FY 2007 funding levels.

 


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