As expected earlier this afternoon the Senate passed HJ Res 106, a three-day continuing resolution, by a vote of 86 – 14; a strongly bipartisan vote. This bill will continue the current funding of the Federal government through Saturday. Without the bill the government would have had to enter another federal funding fiasco this evening at midnight.
The House is currently voting on the resolution (H Res 458) that would provide for its consideration this afternoon of HR 3547. The amendment to that bill that will be considered this afternoon will provide for the funding of the Federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. It would also continue the authorization of the CFATS program through October 4th, 2014.
The Senate would be expected to vote on the new version of HR 3547 on Friday or Saturday.