Short Term Federal Spending Resolution Signed; FFY2011 Negotiations Continue

Short Term Federal Spending Resolution Signed; FFY2011 Negotiations Continue

Congress passed this week and the President signed into law Wednesday a short term continuing resolution, H.J. Res. 44, providing funding for the Federal government operations until March 18.  This resolution provided $4 billion in Federal spending reductions; and, the health center program funding was largely left intact.  In the mean time, having returned to Washington Monday from a district work period last week, officials are continuing to negotiate toward an agreement on Federal funding for the remainder of Federal fiscal year 2011. The House of Representatives-passed version of the spending proposal would cut $1 billion (B) from the health center annual discretionary appropriation from the previous fiscal year amount (which was $2.19B) or $1.3B from the President's request.