Congress Passes CR to November 16
Congress has passed, and the President has signed, a Continuing Resolution that funds federal programs at 2007 levels until November 16, 2007. This means that agencies such FMCSA will receive 12.8% of an annual appropriation funded at the FY2007 level. MCSAP and other state grant programs will also be funded at that rate.
Work on conferencing the House and Senate passed FY 2008 DOT Appropriations bill cannot begin until a “global” agreement between the Congressional leadership and the White House is worked out on overall 2008 funding levels for other federal agencies and departments as well.
Whether this will come to pass by November 16 remains to be seen. We will keep you posted.