Budget Brief 13-05
March 5, 2013

Last week, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a list of appropriations issues that would need to be addressed if the continuing resolution (CR) that is now in place for fiscal year (FY) 2013 is extended for the remainder of the fiscal year. The CR is set to expire on March 27, 2013. Some of the policy changes could affect funding for state grant programs.

Since the list was released, it is becoming even more likely that Congress will enact a full-year CR for most federal agencies. Today, the House released a bill that would provide new FY 2013 appropriations for Defense and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, with the remaining appropriation bills funded through a year-long CR. The House version addresses some of OMB’s recommendations.

This Budget Brief highlights OMB’s provisions of note and indicates whether the recommendations are included in the House CR.