Fiscal year (FY) 2009 will end on 30 September 2009, but no FY 2010 appropriations bills have been enacted. As of 28 September 2009, the House of Representatives had approved all 12 appropriations bills while the Senate had passed six. The conference process to work out differences between the bills passed by the two chambers has been completed only for the Legislative Branch bill. Legislators have attached a 30-day continuing resolution (CR) to the Legislative Branch spending bill. The CR will keep the government running for a month at FY 2009 levels while work continues on the remaining appropriations bills.


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