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Fact Sheet – FY 2011 Temporary Continuing Resolution (CR) Summary

, Dec 20 -

Fact Sheet – FY 2011 Temporary Continuing Resolution (CR) Summary
For the final time, the Democrat leadership will attempt to pass a last-ditch Continuing Resolution (CR) to avoid a government shutdown and to keep federal agencies and programs operating into next year. This legislation is the result of the complete failure of the Democrat majority to do the most basic work of Congress and pass a budget resolution or a single one of the twelve Appropriations bills this year. Instead of doing the right thing and enacting the Republican plan to reduce spending to fiscal year 2008 levels – which would save the taxpayers nearly $100 billion compared to the President’s FY 2011 request – the Democrat majority will cap off the year with yet another massive spending bill that will force our nation into further deficits and debt.
Under this CR, funding will continue at the Democrats’ fiscal year 2010 enacted levels for programs through March 4, 2011.  The CR includes some provisions – called “anomalies” – to extend authorizations or allow for continuous normal operations through March 4, 2011, for certain programs that would otherwise be disrupted.
However, this CR also contains a $5.7 billion bailout of the Pell Grant program – a perennial priority of the House Democrat leadership and Appropriations Committee Chairman Obey.  In addition, Democrats in the House and Senate have refused to include a critical provision to prevent the transfer or release of Guantanamo Bay detainees into the United States, putting the security of the American people at risk.
The following is a summary of the “anomalies” included in the temporary CR: