Tuesday, November 15, 2011

HR 2112 Becomes Continuing Resolution

This evening (Monday) the House-Senate Conference Committee filed their report on HR 2112, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. The report recommends adopting the Senate version of the bill with one minor change. It would add Division D to the bill which consists of a single sentence:

“SEC. 101. The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-36) is amended by striking the date specified in section 106(3) and inserting ‘December 16, 2011’.”

This would extend the current FY 2012 spending authority that expires on Thursday until December 16th. It would also extend the CFATS authorization to the same date.

The House Rules Committee web site notes that the HR 2112 Conference Report will ‘likely be considered pursuant to a rule’, though the hearing date for the formulation of that rule has yet to be announced. It will probably have to be held tomorrow.

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