Federal Shutdown Likely

On Friday, September 27, 2013, the Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that would keep the government operating through November 15, 2013.  (More information on the Senate vote is available here). Late Saturday night (September 28th), the House passed legislation that would fund the federal government through December 15, 2013, delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for one year, and also repeal the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices.

Today, Monday, September 30, 2013, by a vote of 54-46, the Senate passed a bill that would fund the federal government through November 15th.  The Senate did not adopt provisions in the House-passed bill that would delay implementation of the ACA and repeal the device tax.

With only hours to go before the end of the 2013 fiscal year, a federal government shutdown is all but certain.  The Administration has published a list of each agency’s contingency plans in the event of a government shutdown.

We will continue to update this blog as events unfold.

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