House Passes Legislation to Fund the Government Through March 2013
The House passed a continuing resolution (CR) for FY 2013 by
a vote of 329-91 that would largely hold government spending at levels set in 2012. The $1.047
trillion spending measure would fund the government through March 27,
2013. The Senate is expected to take up and pass the CR this week.
By providing regular discretionary accounts equal to the
annualized amount they received in FY 2012, plus .612, the CR will not have a
significant impact on the funding levels for most federal construction
accounts. The CR’s most direct impact on the construction industry is the
general prohibition on federal agencies from beginning work on new and
necessary projects and the underfunding of highway and transit investments
providing in MAP-21.
The AGC-led Transportation Construction Coalition sent a letter
to the House and Senate expressing our disappointment with transportation
funding and we have begun our effort to push Congress to recognize the impact
of short term funding bills on new start projects and the certainty needed to
build confidence in federal construction.
For more information, please contact Sean O’Neill at (202) 547-8892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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