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Awaiting word on appropriations
Last year ended with a bipartisan, bicameral Congressional deal on spending levels for the federal government in fiscal 2014 and 2015. And now Congress is again working against a deadline to push through a new appropriations bill. Funding for the federal government expires Wednesday, and without a spending bill, the government will shut down. However, appropriators may propose a short, three-day continuing resolution to fund the government until Saturday. This would give Congress the time necessary to introduce, debate and…