Spending Bill Clears Congress Funding Remainder of the Fiscal Year

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Contact: Jared King
Communications Director
Navajo Nation Washington Office
202-200-0625
jking@nnwo.org

For Immediate Release

Spending Bill Clears Congress Funding Remainder of the Fiscal Year

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers passed a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending package Thursday. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. The bill will fund the federal government through Sept. 30. The government remains funded through a stopgap measure due to expire Jan. 18.

The issue of contract support costs remains unanswered. The spending package did not include the administration’s proposal to cap contract support costs at $231 million, citing a lack of tribal consultation and concerns from tribal leadership.

Congress has remanded back to the federal agencies and is requiring that within 120 days of enactment of the bill, departments are directed to develop a work plan and announce consultation with tribes to resolve contract support cost issues.

The following table includes a preliminary breakdown of the fiscal 2014 budget. Further details will be released when they become available.

For further questions contact the Navajo Nation Washington Office at 202-682-7390.

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