Congress Approves its 6th CR

Yesterday, the Senate passed its 6th short term continuing resolution (CR) that will keep the federal government running through April 8. The Senate action follows Tuesday’s passage of the bill by the House, and came one day before the current CR is set to expire. The CR would cut federal spending by roughly $6 billion from the current level.  While the new CR has no impact on NIH funding or the Administration for Children and Families, for example, the CR does eliminate $91 million in earmarked funds in juvenile justice programs.  NASW has consistently called on Congress to reject cuts in human needs programs.  President Obama is scheduled to sign the CR today.

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