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Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Congress may vote on a continuing resolution soon. (Larry French / Getty Images)
Lawmakers on the House Appropriations committee are discussing the creation of a continuing resolution that would fund the government at fiscal 2014 levels, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said to reporters Sept. 9.

Hoyer, the House democratic whip, said chairman Harold Rogers, R-Kent., and ranking member Nita Lowey, D-N.Y. had talks about a continuing resolution in line with budget agreement passed in Dec. 2013. He also said that Congress may pass a continuing resolution before the end of the month in order to cut short the current legislative session.

“We will see whether that’s the case,” Hoyer said.

A Republican congressional staffer said they expect a continuing resolution to be set at 2014 levels and that it will probably run into December.

Congress needs to pass appropriations legislation before the end of September to avoid a government shutdown. In Oct, 2013, the government shut down from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16 before Congress was able to pass funding legislation.

Author: AFGE Local 704

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